Webinar - The COVID-19 Crisis | 29th May 2020

We would like to invite you to join us for a webinar to introduce the Energy Transitions Commission’s 7 Priorities to help the Global Economy Recover from 2.00-3:30pm CET on Friday 29th May. Leading the discussion will be Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Ambassador of the Energy Transitions Commission for Europe and Co-President of the Club of Rome, and Faustine Delasalle, Director of the Energy Transitions Commission.

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the world economy to a standstill, provoking an abrupt fall in GDP and in international trade. In this unprecedented crisis, the initial priority is to protect populations and urgently reinforce health care systems. However, as countries start to emerge from emergency, efforts are progressively turning to economic recovery. This event will focus on why it is important that the second wave of government support to businesses is conditional to climate commitments, and explore the specific recommendations on where to invest stimulus money developed with the CEOs, Chairmen and Senior Executives who make up the Energy Transitions Commission.

 

Investing in the economy of the future.

There has been a renewedcommitment by the EU Commission to the Green Deal as central to the post COVID-19 recovery. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, has stressed that “every euro we invest must flow into a new economy rather than old structures”. The ETC has defined key priorities to help the global economy recover while building a healthier, more resilient, net-zero-emissions economy and these will be discussed at this webinar which will include:

  • The macroeconomic implications of the emerging COVID-19 situation – Lord Adair Turner
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the Green Deal – Sandrine Dixson-Declève
  • The ETC recommendations: “7 priorities to help the global economy recover” – Faustine Delasalle

This event will highlight how specific investments can contribute to the economic recovery in the short-to-medium term whilst also supporting the energy transition. Focusing on the macroeconomic case for a green recovery, the event will begin by examining the emerging macroeconomic environment and the implications for the Green Deal, before exploring the ETC’s 7 priorities in detail – including how a major investment programme in renewable power systems, green buildings and low-carbon resilient infrastructure can have a positive impact on job creation over the next 5 years, and why the second wave of government support to businesses conditional to climate commitments.

 

Register your attendance

We hope you will be able to join us for this timely discussion – please confirm attendance. To RSVP and for more information please contact events@energy-transitions.org.