International multidisciplinary discussion seminar

organized by Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group (CZ-AT EEG) in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague, Vienna University of Technology, the Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem) The conference is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Building back better: Financing the transition towards low-carbon economy

The EU is aiming to become climate-neutral in 2050. With this respect the 2030 climate targets have increased stirring a debate especially in Central Europe. In the same time, the post-Covid recovery represents an immense challenge and even a bigger opportunity to move towards a low carbon economy and society. The workshop will discuss how the central European countries view the emission reduction targets – as a threat or an opportunity or inevitability? The second panel will then debate the pathways to low-carbon transition, what instruments we need to overcome the structural challenges and barriers.

Date 9th December 2020, 16:00 – 19:00 CET
Venue Zoom
Link for registration https://tinyurl.com/yyvvtmx6
Language of business English

Wrap-up and highlights from the discussion seminar here




Agenda
16:00 - 16:15 Welcome
Opening Jaroslav Knápek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia
&
Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
16:15 – 17:30 Session I: Raising the greenhouse gas emissions target ambition: national positions (video)
Chair Jiřina Jílková, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czechia
Panel discussion Adéla Denková, Association of International Affairs, Czechia
Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz, Austria (presentation)
Tomáš Smejkal, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czechia
17:30 – 17:40 Own-coffee break
17:40 – 18:40 Session II: Strategy to financing the transition to low carbon economy (video)
Introductory presentation and chair Michaela Valentová, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia (presentation)
Panel discussion Amela Ajanovic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Nathalie Binet, European Investment Bank (Prague office), Czechia
Agris Kamenders, Riga Technical University, Latvia
David Rusnok, Climate and Company, Germany
18:40 – 19:00 Open discussion and wrap-up

Contacts: Jiří Louda
CZ-AT EEG Secretary
louda@e-academia.eu
Patrik Šimůnek
Administrative support
patriksimunek1@gmail.com
IREAS 2013 & design by: Jana Hradcova & code by: Karel Safr