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.
“The geopolitics of the European Green Deal” by Mark Leonard, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Jeremy Shapiro, Simone Tagliapietra, and Guntram Wolff
- “National power and the structure of foreign trade” by Albert O. Hirschman
- “21st century diplomacy: foreign policy is climate policy” by the Wilson Centre & adelphi
- “The new map: Energy, climate, and the clash of nations” by Daniel Yergin
- “Fighting the first wave: Why the coronavirus was tackled so differently across the globe” by Peter Baldwin