Against the backdrop of accelerating and ever more complex crises (the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the energy crisis), the 21st Century has become characterised by the need for responses that are simultaneously rapid and systemic.

From greater citizen participation to bureaucratisation, from global justice to democratic backslides, and from technology to regulation, we are navigating dynamics for which our current post-war governance institutions are not equipped.

These challenges offer Europe the opportunity to transform them into global leadership. The objective of the Vision Conferences on the Future of Europe is thus to act as a catalyst of new, alternative ideas and approaches that can build solutions to the specific challenges presented in the conference’s four problem-solving groups, composed of multidisciplinary, multi-sector, and international experts.

This edition hosts an EAERE Policy Outreach Committee (POC) plenary session titled “COP15 versus COP27: lessons from international negotiations on biodiversity and climate change. The session will discuss the interdependence of the COP15 and COP27 agreements, their respective effectiveness and implications, and their public reception.

We are pleased to have the following speakers for the session:

  • Simone Borghesi (Vice Rector for International Relations, University of Siena and Director of the Florence School of Regulation – Climate, European University Institute)
  • Valeria Constantini (Director, Department of Economics, Roma Tre University)
  • Enrico Giovannini (University Tor Vergata and former Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility)
  • Phoebe Koundouri (President, European Association of Environment and Resource Economists and Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business)
  • Thomas Sterner (Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Gothenburg)
  • Peter Vis (Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs and European University Institute)
  • Anastasios Xepapadeas (Professor of Economics, University of Athens and University of Bologna)

The session will take place on Friday 9th June from 10:30-11:30 am and can be viewed live HERE