This year’s Think2030 conference will include high-level panels and break-out groups focusing on key thematic issues.

Day 1 – Monday, 16 November


13:00 – 14:00


Opening speeches

Welcoming words by Camilla Bausch (Ecologic Institute) and Céline Charveriat (IEEP)

Keynote speeches by Camilla Bausch, Klaus Töpfer (TMG) and Teresa Ribera (Spanish Ministry of Environment) (invited)


14:15 – 15:45


Opening panel – How can the European Green Deal contribute to solving the climate crisis? How is this impacted by the Corona crisis?

Panelists: Hans Bruynickx (European Environment Agency), Jennifer Morgan (Greenpeace International) (invited), Laurence Tubiana (European Climate Foundation) (invited), Teresa Ribera (invited) and Klaus Töpfer

Moderator: R. Andreas Kraemer (Ecologic Institute)

Day 2 – Tuesday, 17 November


10:30 – 12:00


Breakout groups 1:

• Climate change impacts, biodiversity and nature-based solutions
• How digitalization can help or hamper in the climate crisis
• A climate law for Europe
• Future generations
• Low-carbon circular consumption
• EU environmental sovereignty and security under the Green Deal

13:00 – 14:30


Breakout groups 2

• Targets and indicators for the European Green Deal
• Green stimulus post COVID-19: Re-building better
• Low-carbon circular industry for Europe
• The European “farm to fork” approach: How can it help in the climate crisis?
• Implementing the European Green Deal at local level: Lessons on the role of cities in Poland in planning climate policy
• Circular economy in aid of global recovery: The role and potential of EU trade policy

15:15 – 16:45


Closing plenary – What can and will Germany contribute to solving the climate crisis and strengthening the European Green Deal?

Conference outcomes: Céline Charveriat (IEEP)

Panelists: Dirk Messner (German Federal Environment Agency), Luisa Neubauer (Fridays for Future), Hinrich Thölken (German Foreign Service) and a private sector representative

Moderator: Camilla Bausch

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