Week of 20 – 26th July 2020

Planning support for green buildings and cities. Bringing people and communities along with the move to a net-zero carbon economy. Innovations in enabling technologies for a renewable-powered future. Building the financial business case for battery storage projects. Hydrogen as a transatlantic opportunity for a clean energy recovery. A return to normal is not enough: the hidden impacts of air pollution, inequality and COVID-19. Nature action for a healthy and resilient future. Find out about these and more online events of the week!

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20 July, 10:00 – 11:30 AM and 4:00 – 5:30 PM CEST
“Nature Action for a healthy and resilient future” (by World Business Council for Sustainable Development – WBCSD)

A healthy natural world directly affects our prosperity and wellbeing and protects us from future risks such as diseases and natural disasters while allowing our economies to thrive. Business has a leading role to play in creating a clear and actionable path, rooted in science, to zero net loss of nature from 2020 and becoming nature positive by 2030. WBCSD’s Nature Action project is contributing to the development of science-based targets for nature, is providing more guidance on nature-based solutions for business and supporting a business roadmap to achieve net zero loss of nature with net positive solutions. Experts from the World Economic Forum will join and highlight the key systems and transition pathways coming out of the second report from the New Nature Economy Series.

20 July, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Exploring the role of trees in large-scale carbon dioxide removal” (by C2G)

Join this informal ‘campfire‘ discussion between leading international experts around the governance of climate-altering technologies. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) is required in all pathways to keep global warming under 1.5°C.  A range of approaches to CDR are under consideration, including technological or biological approaches, with the latter being increasingly referred to as ‘Nature-based Solutions‘. Afforestation and reforestation, together with other nature-based approaches to CDR, have been gaining international attraction because of their huge potential to remove carbon from atmosphere but also due to the other prospective environmental and social benefits they could bring. However, there are concerns raised around ‘moral hazard‘, competition for resources, permanence of sequestration and other potential risks of deployment of large-scale afforestation and reforestation, which pose governance challenges… Register here.

20 July, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Finance for Nature: How can we get nature on the finance agenda and position nature in a green recovery?” (by UNDP, UNEP, Global Ethical Finance Initiative, New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform and Climate Advisers)

Why should nature be positioned at the heart of the finance and green recovery agenda? How can private capital and corporations unlock nature’s potential to achieve impact for planet and prosperity? Join the launch of the virtual Finance for Nature Virtual Global Series that aims to raise ambition on nature-based finance in preparation for the Climate and Biodiversity COPs 2021. The event brings together industry champions from finance, corporations, and standard-setting regulators to raise awareness and drive practical action to finance nature. Register here.

20 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Dynamic regulation and innovations in enabling technologies for a renewable-powered future” (by International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA and Council of European Energy Regulators – CEER)

The webinar will discuss the role of innovations in enabling technologies and regulation, with focus on digital technologies to integrate very high shares of solar PV and wind resources. The webinar will showcase 11 innovations in enabling technologies that help integrate very high shares of solar PV and wind resources in current power systems (e.g. batteries, EV smart charging, renewable mini-grids, renewable power-to-hydrogen, etc.), followed by a deep-dive into the digital technologies, i.e. Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, and their role in the energy transition.

20 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Hydrogen: Transatlantic opportunity for a clean energy recovery” (by Atlantic Council Global Energy Center)

In this webinar, an expert panel of private and public sector leaders discusses the transatlantic opportunity for a hydrogen economy in the post-pandemic clean energy recovery. As the climate crisis looms and the clean energy transition accelerates, demand for alternative fuels and green energy continues to grow. Hydrogen, as a potential low-carbon energy source for the transportation, industrial, and buildings sectors, as well as an effective medium for energy storage, offers an opportunity for decarbonization across the economy. Register here or watch live:

21 July, 9:00 – 11:30 AM CEST (4:00 PM Seoul)
“Strategies and Policies to Achieve 2050 Net Zero Emissions in EU and Korea” (by EU-Korea Climate Action Team and Energy Transition Forum)

This online seminar will offer you an opportunity to learn about the importance of the Korea’s zero emissions plan and the feasibility of the proposed actions as well as the details of the EU’s strategies and policies towards the vision of carbon neutrality by 2050.

21 July, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM BST)
“The UN’s Race to Zero campaign: a COP26 webinar” (by Scottish Renewables)

The United Nations’ Race to Zero is a global campaign to mobilise leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon coronavirus recovery which creates well-paying jobs, unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth and prevents future threats. This webinar will host the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping (who launched the Race to Zero campaign) will update attendees on how the campaign was formed, what it aims to achieve and how he believes global business leaders can be at the forefront of delivering net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

21 July, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Setting the Stage: From Crisis to Climate Action” (International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED)

Ahead of 14th Conference on Community-based Adaptation, this interactive session will focus on what we can learn from community-led responses to COVID-19 and how it can shape future climate action. The event will use the humour and creativity of cartoons to explore how we can learn from the pandemic to inform community-based adaptation efforts. Cartoons use humour to ask challenging questions about sensitive issues, building bridges between people in the process.

21 July, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CEST (4:30 PM IST)
“World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 pre-event: Energy Transition in India” (by The Energy and Resources Institute – TERI)

The webinar will include launch of two reports. The first report, ‘Bending the Curve: 2025 Forecasts for Electricity Demand by Sector and State in the Light of the COVID Epidemic’, looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis on India’s mid-term electricity demand out to 2025. The second report, ‘Renewable Power Pathways: Modelling the Integration of Wind and Solar in India by 2030’, identifies a number of strategies that are required to accommodate the growth of variable renewables and allow for the achievement of India’s mid-term renewables targets.

21 July, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Food and the Circular Economy” (by ICLEI Africa)

Our food systems operate in a linear manner, with associated impacts of extractivism, ecological degradation, poor waste management and social inequity. In the webinar, speakers will showcase how both formal and informal supply chains are ensuring safe and undisrupted supply of food, during and post COVID- 19, through photography, thought pieces and highlighting case studies in African cities. Register here.

21 July, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Feminist perspective for sustainable just cities” (by UrbanA)

How have cities reorganised work and what have been the gender consequences of the Covid-19 crisis in the distribution of care? How have cities supported care of dependents in the Covid-19 crisis? How have cities responded to the diversity of needs, households and people? What can cities change to place care and people’s life at the center in the new scenario post-Covid? Register here.

21 July, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Finance for Nature: How can disclosure of nature-related financial risks open the door to sustainable financing?” (by UNDP, UNEP, Global Ethical Finance Initiative, New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform and Climate Advisers)

Why should nature be positioned at the heart of the finance and green recovery agenda? How can private capital and corporations unlock nature’s potential to achieve impact for planet and prosperity? Join the launch of the virtual Finance for Nature Virtual Global Series that aims to raise ambition on nature-based finance in preparation for the Climate and Biodiversity COPs 2021. The event brings together industry champions from finance, corporations, and standard-setting regulators to raise awareness and drive practical action to finance nature. Register here.

21 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Developing battery energy storage” (by ATA Insights, ESMAP and World Bank)

Due to the pace of energy storage emergence and the wide variety of systems, appropriate codes, standards and regulations for planning, procuring, operating, and decommissioning lag behind. Warranties that provide mechanisms for buyers and investors to mitigate the technical and operational risks of battery projects are not uniformly available across different manufacturers and technologies. Hear from experts about the typical elements in existing guidelines related to safe operation of energy storage devices, throughout the energy storage system’s project lifecycle.

22 July, 10:10 – 11:22 AM CEST
“Planning support for green buildings and cities” (by European Heat Pump Association – EHPA)

The event is a part of webinar series on essence of a green, digital and cost-efficient energy transition. Speakers include representatives of Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Cities and companies. Register here.

22 July, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CEST
“Sense, Science and Sustainability” (by A Bigger Conversation)

Can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in the sustainable food and farming mix? They are being hailed as “game-changers” by a surprising variety of people and institutions across business, environment, health and policy worlds. But are these technologies – more formally known as genome editing – really the future of sustainability or are they making promises they might not be able to keep? Join the webinar where specialists from farming, campaigning, science, business and media will be gathering together for an in-depth discussion of the possibilities and the pitfalls.

22 July, 1:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Advancing gender equality in the context of family farming” (by International Institute for Sustainable Development – IISD)

During the webinar, speakers will discuss the role of parliamentarians in the implementation of gender-transformative policies, legislation, and investments in support of family farming. In particular, the role of rural women in contributing to sustainable agriculture and food systems during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond will be addressed. Register here.

22 July, 2:30 – 3:30 PM CEST (8:30 AM EST)
“Beyond GDP: National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy” (by High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy)

All countries maintain accounts that tell a story about their economy. The most well-known feature of these national accounts is GDP – a single number that summarises the size of an economy represented by the total value of certain goods and services produced. However, such an approach often leaves important questions unanswered, i.e., what parts of the economy rely on the ocean? Is growth of ocean industries making a country richer or poorer in the long term? How does the economy affect local communities and individuals? Is the economy damaging ocean ecosystems or improving their health for future generations?. Register here.

22 July, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Climate Justice and Recovery Post-COVID-19 – Social and Racial Inequality” (by Centre for Climate Justice and Chatham House)

This event is an opportunity to hear from experts on climate justice, just transition and racial inequality in wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Register here.

22 July, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Restructuring Food-System Supply Chains in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” (by World Business Council for Sustainable Development – WBCSD and Baker McKenzie)

Join global supply chain experts for a webinar focusing on the key considerations for strengthening and restructuring food supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, speakers will highlight key weaknesses that have been exposed in food system supply chains in the wake of the pandemic including, among other things, a lack of diversity in suppliers, vulnerabilities in off-shore sources of supply and a lack of contractual remedies to effectively deal with interruptions in the supply of key products and services. Speakers will then examine the elements of the food system supply chain lifecycle and discuss key strategies for addressing those weaknesses going forward from both a U.S. and EU perspective.

22 July, 3:30 – 4:15 PM CEST
“Keeping people and communities at the heart of a green economic recovery” (by International Energy Agency – IEA)

Join the online discussion between Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Mr Seamus O’Regan and IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol.

22 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Roadmap Towards COP26 – July” (by ICLEI)

In this webinar, Head of ICLEI Global Advocacy orients local governments on the important issues of multilevel governance and where we are in the global climate negotiations.

22 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Third AI for Sustainable Finance Seminar: Using AI to classify drivers of the global forest loss” (by University of Oxford)

Global maps of forest loss depict the scale and magnitude of forest disturbance, yet companies, governments, and nongovernmental organizations need to distinguish permanent conversion (i.e., deforestation) from temporary loss from forestry or wildfire. Using satellite imagery, a forest loss classification model has been developed to determine a spatial attribution of forest disturbance to the dominant drivers of land cover and land use change over the period 2001 to 2015. Results indicate that 27% of global forest loss can be attributed to deforestation through permanent land use change for commodity production. Join Dr Philip Curtis, co-founder of the start-up Juniata Analytics that is developing a system to help food businesses measure and report the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains. Register here.

22 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development post-Covid 19: Building back better for a greener and more just world” (by IE School of Global & Public Affairs)

As the world begins planning for a post pandemic recovery, it is crucial to seize the opportunity to “build back better” by creating more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies. This online master class will revisit core notions of sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda and explore the role of the UN, as the world community addresses the challenges toward a sustainable future.

22 July, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Is climate change making wildfires worse?” (by Carbon Brief)

In this webinar experts will discuss the impact that human-caused climate change is having on wildfires with a panel of leading scientists who have all examined this issue. No formal presentations – just an informed discussion with the panelists who will also be answering your own questions.

22 July, 4:00 – 5:15 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Just transition: Bringing people and communities along with the move to a net-zero carbon economy” (by UNEP Finance Initiative)

The transition to a net-zero economy that leaves no one behind places social issues at the heart of the agenda. The transition to a low-carbon economy will not only affect economies and businesses but will have far-reaching impact on communities and workers affected by job losses, stagnant wages, and new work dynamics. The Covid-19 Pandemic underscored the importance of social equity and economic stability and only brought forward the need for building resilience and collective action to deal with systemic risks and inequalities including climate change. This webinar looks at the dimensions of a “just transition” framework, the financial sector’s approach to the discussion with stakeholders across different sectors, and how can we build a stronger inclusive and equitable future with decent work that is sustainable and addresses systemic risk and injustice.

22 July, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST (11:00 AM EST)
“Green stimulus and the energy transition” (by Atlantic Council Global Energy Center)

Join the virtual discussion on how a green stimulus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can help advance the energy transition and prepare the United States for a low-carbon future. Discussion will also be around how green stimulus investments can spur the efforts of oil and gas companies to advance the low-carbon energy transition. Register here or watch live:

22 July, 5:00 – 6:30 PM CEST (8:00 AM Pacific Time)
“Digital Grid Webcast Series: Integrating Customer Resources” (by EPRI and Stanford University Bits and Watts Initiative)

This webinar is a part of interactive panel series on the latest advances, emerging policies, and breakthrough research on customer distributed energy resources (DERs) integration. The Digital Grid is the next frontier of electric grid modernization, integrating technologies in embedded sensing, advanced intelligence, data analytics and cloud computing to leverage customer-sited DERs to enhance grid flexibility and thereby ensure reliable, safe, affordable, and sustainable electric service for customers…

22 July, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CEST (12:00 PM EST)
“Energy Storage in the US: Building the financial business case for battery storage projects” (by ATA Insights)

This webinar explores the US storage market and analyzes the financial structures used in a successful case study. Understand where the pockets of opportunity are in the US storage market today and analyze the different business models being used for storage assets. Financing and de-risking: hear about the major institutions that are prepared to back battery storage projects in the US – and what they look for when deciding whether to finance a project. Listen to first-hand experience on how to successfully finance and operate your energy storage infrastructure project in the US.

22 July, 7:15 – 8:15 PM CEST (1:15 PM EST)
“Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship: Talk with European Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič” (by Security and Sustainability Forum)

Guest Maroš Šefčovič is Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Strategic Foresight. His responsibilities include forward thinking on Europe, future-proof policy-making, as well as the Commission’s relationship with the European Parliament and the General Affairs Council. VP Šefčovič has also set up and leads the European Battery Alliance, a critical aspect of the future of energy, resources and transportation. He is a proponent of a strong transatlantic relationship. Among other issues the Vice-President will discuss is foresight-driven resilience as the compass of the EU’s strategic policy agenda, Europe’s post Covid-19 economic recovery plan and lessons learned, the role of strategic technologies including batteries, Europe’s energy security and climate commitments, EU-US relations and the EU’s perspective on the Arctic in terms of security, resources and the environment.

23 July, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CEST (4:00 PM KST)
“Wildmeat, health, climate and environment – why balance matters” (by Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund)

Up to 11 million tons of wild meat are harvested per year across the globe, posing a major biodiversity threat for hundreds of species. Landscape change and biodiversity loss cause major shifts in the ecology of pathogens and their vectors. Global warming has also triggered modifications in the density and distribution of wildlife host species and disease reservoirs, expanding the geographic occurrence of infectious diseases. In the talk, Director General of CIFOR will delve into what these developments mean for human health and discuss a path forward. Register here.

23 July, 10:00 – 11:00 AM and 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“Launch of the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions” (by International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN)

Join stakeholders worldwide to listen and engage with a key step towards a just transition to a sustainable future. Key stakeholders from government and civil society will be present for high-level addresses including insight into IUCN’s vision for Nature-based Solutions. This will be followed by a high-level panel session in the afternoon with representatives from across regions and sectors, discussing the opportunity and actions to be taken in the context of climate and biodiversity crises, as well as the green recovery post-COVID.

23 July, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST
“Central Banks, Climate Change and Stress Testing” (Climate Bonds Initiative)

This webinar will focus on the leadership central banks have been showing to encourage banks and insurers to better understand and manage climate risks. We will discuss the progress in developing climate scenarios with which to run stress tests. Panelists will reflect on the work their institutions have been undertaking and comment on challenges in terms of developing realistic scenarios, communicating the need for climate risk assessment to supervised entities and the readiness of banks and insurers to consider climate risks.

23 July, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CEST (5:00 PM JST)
“Ensuring a robust ‘blue’ recovery in Asia and the Pacific” (by The Economist)

Japan’s National Ocean Day is a timely reminder of the challenges many countries around the world face in supporting and reviving their ocean economies in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. Tourism, fisheries and aquaculture, all important sectors in the region, have seen significant—and in the case of tourism, precipitous—declines in activity and widespread economic hardship. Reduced pressures on ocean ecosystems, on the other hand, have seen some natural recovery which in turn may help reinforce sustainable fisheries policies and pave the way for enhanced conservation measures, including for marine protected areas. The unexpected increase in the use of plastics during covid-19 highlights the need for the urgent reduction of risks from marine plastics. This events explores what opportunities are offered by the economic pause to ignite a sustainable blue recovery and bolster policies for a sustainable ocean in Asia and the Pacific, and how practically these can be realised.

23 July, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
The En-ROADS Climate Workshop” (by Climate Interactive and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Sustainability Initiative)

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is a group experience which allows participants to visualize the impact of different climate solutions in real-time, using the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator – a user-friendly climate model. Join to learn about cross-sector climate solutions, explore fascinating model dynamics, and strive to limit future warming below 2 degrees Celsius. While working from home, this online event is a fantastic opportunity for your workforce, students, or community group to learn more about climate science, policy solutions, and system dynamics while engaging with the En-ROADS simulator. You can learn more about the En-ROADS Climate Workshop here.

23 July, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CEST
“Water and Climate Coordination: Supporting the NDCs under the Paris Agreement” (by Cap-Net, UNDP, Global Water Partnership, AGWA, SIWI and Water Governance Facility)

This is the third webinar of the webinar series on water and climate coordination. The webinar aims to introduce the three main global climate finance mechanisms and further zoom in to the GCF – understanding its mandate, investment criteria, its operational modalities, funding windows and procedures for accessing resources for climate resilient water initiatives. Register here.

23 July, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Beyond Baseload: Transitioning from a Baseload based System to Flexible Grids” (by ATA Insights)

Solar and wind technologies are currently the cheapest way to produce energy in most places around the World. As more Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) enters the grid, power systems need to become more flexible to be able to balance energy supply and demand. As the energy system transforms and renewable generation increases, the ‘baseload’ power which operates continuously becomes more expensive and inefficient. In this webinar speakers look into how to design firm, reliable and flexible grids at the system level.

23 July, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Greening Governance Seminar Series: A Return to Normal is Not Enough: The Hidden Impacts of Air Pollution, Inequality and COVID-19” (by World Resources Institute – WRI)

Join the latest Greening Governance webinar exploring air pollution challenges and strategies for creating a multipollutant approach to airshed governance. Speakers from India, Mexico, the UK, and the US will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has revealed overlooked air pollution challenges and how to ensure the recovery doesn’t reinforce existing health inequalities in the future.

23 July, 3:30 – 4:30 PM CEST (9:30 AM EST)
“Science Based Targets for Financial Institutions” (by Science Based Targets initiative)

To help the financial sector realize its potential to drive down global GHG emissions, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is creating a framework for financial institutions to set science-based climate targets in line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement. As part of this framework, the SBTi is currently developing an open-source temperature scoring and portfolio coverage tool that financial institutions can use to set targets for their investment portfolios. The tool is based on a new open source temperature rating methodology developed by CDP and WWF, released in beta this week. The methodology and tool are suitable for setting targets for unlisted and listed equity and corporate debt portfolios. Register here.

23 July, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Impacts of COVID-19 on Wildlife Trade, Health, and Climate” (by Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation)

The recent emergence of zoonotic diseases – MERS, SARS, Ebola and Avian flu, and now COVID-19 – have affected human life in myriad ways. In this webinar, three world experts in the fields of wildlife trade, health, and climate change are invited to assess the impacts of COVID-19, tell us how we can mitigate these impacts, and provide predictions for how biodiversity and wild places will be conserved in the future.

23 July, 5:00 – 6:30 PM CEST (11:00 AM EST)
“MIT Startup Exchange STEX25 Showcase: Sustainability, Energy, Advanced Materials, and Life Sciences” (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT)

Meet top emerging MIT-connected startups during the webinar, featuring startups from MIT Startup Exchange’s accelerator program, STEX25. The format is fast-paced, exposing attendees to a broad cross selection of technologies and use cases applicable to many different companies and industries. Startups will be presenting ‘lightning talks’ followed by Q&A. Register here.

23 July, 7:00 – 8:30 PM CEST (1:00 PM EST)
“State Leadership in Low-and-Moderate-Income Solar Energy, Featuring Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon” (by Clean Energy States Alliance)

CESA’s 2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognized three impressive programs that support low- and moderate-income communities:

  • The Mass Solar Loan Program (Massachusetts) offering special incentives and fosters partnerships with local banks and credit unions to increase access to financing for solar PV ownership.
  • Low- to Moderate-Income Access Program (Michigan) using a community solar model to enable customers to access solar, obtain weatherization services, and save on their electric bills.
  • Inclusive Innovation Project (Oregon) making solar affordable and accessible for customers with lower incomes, rural customers, and communities of color.

This webinar will feature presentations by guest speakers from these award-winning programs.

23 July, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“Joining forces to stop illegal wildlife trafficking online” (by WWF)

The world’s most endangered species are under threat from an unexpected source—the Internet. Increased connectivity across the globe, combined with a growing middle class and rising buying power has made purchasing illegally obtained wildlife and wildlife products like elephant ivory, tiger cubs, and pangolin scales as easy as click, pay, ship. Join to hear from Senior Director of Wildlife, about how WWF is working alongside the world’s biggest e-commerce, technology, and social media companies to shut down illegal wildlife trafficking online. Register here.

24 July, 4:30 – 7:30 PM CEST
“Driving the Green Deal: How can biofuels help decarbonise EU transport?” (by Euractiv)

Is the Green Deal enough to lead to reduce transport emissions? If Member States cannot reach the Renewable Energy 2020 targets, how realistic are the goals for 2050? How serious are the risks linked to Indirect Land Use Change? Is the EU doing enough to ensure sustainable biofuels? To what extent will COVID-19 impact the EU’s Renewable Energy Goals? Join this interactive Stakeholder Forum to discuss the role of biofuels in the transport industry, in order to attain a carbon-neutral future and explore all solutions required to achieve the targets and ambitions of the Green Deal.