Association Webinars: Green recovery post Covid-19: European or National Strategies?


On April 10th, 17 European climate and environment ministers signed an open letter to the European Commission to use the European Green Deal as a framework to shape the EU's upcoming recovery plan. The need to scale up investments, notably in the fields of sustainable mobility, renewable energy, building renovations, research and innovation, the recovery of biodiversity and the circular economy are the pillar of European resilience. A group of 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, campaign groups and think tanks have also urged the bloc to adopt green stimulus measures. Is there a common European strategy or national policies to shape the recovery? The EU is headed for a steep recession triggered by the outbreak, but is divided on how to finance green measures. Proposals have been put forth by several European Member States. The webinar discusses the different perspectives being actually debated.

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Anna Creti is Full Professor at Université Paris Dauphine, Paris; Director of the Climate Economics Chair (Dauphine University) and the Economics of Gas Chair (Dauphine University, Toulouse School of Economics, IFPEN, Ecole des Mines). She is Research Fellow, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and external Affiliate, Siebel Institute, Berkeley. Anna holds a PhD from the Toulouse School of Economics and a post-doc from the London School of Economics. She has extensively studied competition and regulation of network utilities (telecommunications, banks, gas, electricity...), as well as the link between energy, climate and environmental regulation. Anna serves as coeditor of Energy Economics and she has numerous publications in top economic journals.


Thomas Pellerin-Carlin now works as the Director of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre and as a Jacques Delors Institute research fellow. He works on the European Union energy policy, with a focus on innovation and climate change. Thomas previously worked in a consultancy (Europroject, Italy, 2010), the French Army, the French Administration (General Secretariat for European Affairs, 2012) in Academia for the College of Europe, (Belgium, 2013-2015) as Academic Assistant and Research Assistant of its European Energy Policy Chair.Thomas studied political science and holds a MA from the College of Europe's Master in European Political and Administrative Studies, Bruges (2012-2013, Václav Havel Promotion) and an MA from Sciences-Po Lille (2007-2012, Promotion George Orwell).

Patrice Geoffron holds a PhD in industrial organisation and has been professor of economics at Paris-Dauphine University since 2002. Patrice used to be the international Vice-President of Paris-Dauphine and he now heads the research centre in Energy and Climate Change Economics. His research deals with the convergence between electricity and telecommunications in the transition to low-carbon energy, with a special focus on the development of smart cities, smart electricity grids, and the emergence of new organisations and new business models. He is a member of Le Cercle des économistes, one of France's most influential think tanks and wrote a column for French newspaper Le Monde for ten years. He is a co-editor of the journal Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, a scientific committee member of the Revue de l'énergie and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Network Economics.

Lara Lázaro Touza holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE), an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation from the LSE and a BSc in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is Senior Analyst in the Energy and Climate Change Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid. She is also a lecturer in Economic Theory at Colegio Universitario Cardenal Cisneros (attached to Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and an Adjunct Professor of Political Economy of Climate Change at IE School of Global and Public Affairs in the Master in International Development (MID), a programme developed in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College. Prior to that she was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. She also worked for Bloomberg. Dr. Lázaro Touza is currently working as a researcher on various publically-funded and competitive research projects, on various topics such as solar thermal electricity, the China's Belt and Road Initiative and cooperation between Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe.


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