COP26 and Europe’s green grand bargain

Is the EU in a position to deliver a green grand bargain, or is its role as peripheral now as it was at COP15? 

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This week, host Mark Leonard speaks with Lykke Friis, ECFR board member and director of the Danish Think Tank Europa and former minister for climate and energy of Denmark; Susi Dennison, head of ECFR’s European power programme; and Alex Clark, researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and ECFR visiting fellow. Together, they analyse the prospects of success at COP26 and particularly what role the European Union can and should play. Is the EU in a position to deliver a green grand bargain, or is its role as peripheral now as it was at COP15? 

This podcast was recorded on 3 November 2021.  

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations greet Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, at COP26 World Leaders Summit
Image by COP26

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