The global impact of the European Green Deal

What are the geopolitical repercussions of the European Green Deal?

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What are the key aspects of how the European Green Deal will change the world? Introduced by the new European Commission in 2019, the Green Deal’s goal is to decouple economic growth from resource use and to create an EU economy with zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. To reach that goal a fundamental overhaul of the European economy is needed. But this transformation will also have a dramatic effect on external economic relations and on foreign policy. This week host Mark Leonard invited ECFR Council Member and Member of the German Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens Franziska Brantner as well as Jean Pisani Ferry and Simone Tagliapietra from the Brussels-based think-tank Bruegel to discuss the geopolitical repercussions of the European Green Deal.

This podcast was recorded on 4 February 2021.

Further reading:

The geopolitics of the European Green Deal” by Mark Leonard, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Jeremy Shapiro, Simone Tagliapietra, and Guntram Wolff


Cover image:
Commissioner Frans Timmermans, left, talks during a press conference with Commissioner Kadri Simson at the European Parliament in Brussels in September 2020
Image by picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | John Thys