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

Speakers:

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