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Event report: Third edition of the Think2030 conference

On 29 and 30 June 2022, IEEP and IDDRI welcomed members of the Think2030 platform at Sciences Po, Paris to discuss the implementation status of the European Green Deal. This report is a summary of a two-day discussion among national and EU-level policymakers, experts, representatives of civil society and the private sector on how to make the Green Deal a reality.

Now that the von der Leyen Commission has reached the halfway point of its mandate and that France has passed the torch of the Presidency of the Council to the Czech Republic, this was a good time to take stock of the implementation of the Green Deal and examine together what efforts are still needed to turn its flagship initiatives into concrete action. That is precisely the objective of the European Green Deal Barometer, now at its second edition: to track progress on the Green Deal files, to reflect with sustainability experts on how the implementation is developing in the current geopolitical and economic context, and to make recommendations on what can be adapted and improved moving forward.

IEEP and IDDRI, co-organisers of the conference on 29 and 30 June, welcomed high-level EU and national policymakers, experts, representatives of civil society and the private sector looking to make a difference in sustainability in Europe and to help carry the ambitions of the Green Deal beyond 2024.

Replay the conference

Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for Executive Vice President Timmermans, delivered the keynote speech, opening the first discussion panel on 29 June. Watch it here.

Faustine Bas-Defossez, IEEP’s Director of External Impact, presented the first results of this year’s Green Deal Barometer. Watch it here.

In a video statement, Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius provided insights on the current work and priorities of the EC on the implementation of the Green Deal. Watch it here.

The second panel discussed the status of Green Deal implementation now that the von der Leyen Commission is halfway through its mandate. Watch it here.

Download the full event report

Pictures of the first day and the second day are available on Flickr.