High-level panel discussion: Overcoming the political obstacles to a sustainable Europe

This session will address the following:

  • The state of the Union after the UK referendum
  • Is the EU and its Member States ready to implement a global agenda of transformational change?
  • Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement at the EU, national and local levels.
  • Sustainability, environment and the Juncker priorities

Moderator: Rosa Lyon, Journalist, ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna


Ann Mettler, Head, European Political Strategy Centre

Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of European Movement International

Gabriela Fischerova, Director General for Climate and Air division, Ministry of Environment, Slovakia

Helga Kromp-Kolb, Head of Center for Global Change and Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Location: Auditorium Date: September 26, 2016 Time: 10:20 am - 11:40 am rosa_27 (2) Rosa Lyon Corporate portraits of Ann Mettler from the Lisbon Council at the Résidence Palace in Brussels, Belgium at the EU Ann Mettler Petros photo Petros Fassoulas 20150117_160929_DSC5499_FINAL_1 Helga Kromp-Kolb image1 Gabriela Fischerova DPP_0041 Benedek Jávor