Seville
Friday 2 October 2020

Postponed: Just a Green Deal or a Just Green Deal? The perspective of progressive regions and cities

Postponed: Just a Green Deal or a Just Green Deal? The perspective of progressive regions and cities

13.30
Conference
CaixaForum Calle Lopez Pintado 41092 Seville
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Green Deal

Due to the multiplication of travels restrictions in Europe, we are sorry to announce that the event will be postponed to spring 2021. We invite you to stay tuned to our website, social media and newsletter for more information on future events.

 

While the coronavirus pandemic is putting to the test the welfare states and the economies of just about every country in the European Union (and not only), there is no doubt that an urgent need for a new sustainable economic model exists. It should combine social and ecological progress, the improvement of people’s well-being and the fact of leaving no person and no region behind. 

This should be the very objective of a progressive European Green Deal. Proposed by the European Commission in December 2019, the Green Deal should become a roadmap for making the EU economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas while ensuring that the green transition is just and inclusive. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call, but the climate crisis has not gone away. We must thus be able to combine our recovery efforts with the opportunity of building a sustainable future. 

For cities and regions, the European Green Deal represents the opportunity to build sustainable communities, by investing in clean public transport, renewable energy, affordable insulated housing, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of biodiversity. As progressive cities and regions, we will make sure that Europe delivers a Green Deal that is just and does not leave anyone behind.  

All this and more will be discussed in Seville on 2 October. The event is organised by the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions with the cooperation of the S&D Group in the European Parliament. It will bring together progressive local and regional politicians (including members of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions), national and European political leaders and experts working on the green transition, as well as representatives of relevant European associations and organisations, activists from progressive parties and citizens to exchange best practices and find progressive solutions to build a sustainable future for all.

Among the participants, the PES Group is delighted to have on board a delegation of young progressive local and regional politicians. If you are a young local politician and you would like to participate in this event, please apply via this link.  

 

Draft programme
13:30 – 14:30

Opening reception and registration

Registro e inscripción

14:30 – 16:00

Study visit in Seville on sustainable development local projects

Visita de estudio en Sevilla sobre proyectos locales de desarrollo sostenible

16:00 – 16:30

Welcome speeches

Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville (Spain) and member of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Christophe Rouillon, Mayor of Coulaines (France) and President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Iratxe García Pérez, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, MEP (Spain)

Discursos de bienvenida

Juan Espadas, Alcalde de Sevilla (España) y miembro del Grupo PSE en el Comité Europeo de las Regiones

Christophe Rouillon, Alcalde de Coulaines (Francia) y presidente del Grupo PSE en el Comité Europeo de las Regiones

Iratxe García Pérez, Presidenta del Grupo S&D en el Parlamento Europeo, eurodiputada (España)

16:30 – 16:45

Keynote speech

Teresa Ribera Rodriguez, Vice-president of the Spanish Government in charge of the ecologic transition (tbc)

Discurso de apertura

Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Vicepresidenta del Gobierno español a cargo de la transición ecológica (por confirmar)

16:45 – 17:30

Political panel: Delivering a Green Deal from the bottom up

Moderator of the session: TBC

Laurent Berger, General Secretary of the French Democratic Confederation for Work (France) (tbc)

Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament (S&D/Sweden) and Rapporteur on the Climate Law (tbc)

Pedro Marques, Member of the European Parliament (S&D/Portugal) and Shadow Rapporteur on the Just Transition Fund (tbc)

Representative of a start-up working on sustainable development or academic

Young local politician

Followed by Q&A

Panel político: Desarrollar un acuerdo verde de abajo hacia arriba

Moderador para confirmar                           

Laurent Berger, Secretario General de la Confederación Democrática Francesa para el Trabajo (CFDT), Francia (por confirmar)

Jytte Guteland, Miembro del Parlamento Europeo (S&D / Suecia) y ponente sobre la Ley del Clima (por confirmar)

Pedro Marques, Miembro del Parlamento Europeo (S&D / Portugal) y ponente alternativo sobre el Fondo de transición justa (por confirmar)

Representante de una start-up que trabaja en desarrollo sostenible o académico

Joven político local

Preguntas y respuestas

17:30 – 17:45

Coffee pause

17:30– 17:45

Pausa de café

17:45 – 18:30

Local ideas for a European New Deal that works for all

Moderator of the session: TBC

The European Green Deal and Mobility: Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon (Portugal) and member of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions (tbc)

The European Green Deal and Energy: Birgit Honé, Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development of Lower Saxony (Gemany) and member of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions (tbc)

The Green New Deal and Housing: Cédric Van Styvendael, Mayor of Villeurbanne, (France) and President of Housing Europe (tbc)

The Green New Deal and Jobs: Elena Piastra, Mayor of Settimo Torinese (Italy) 

Followed by Q&A

Ideas locales para un Acuerdo Verde europeo que funcione para todos

Moderador para confirmar

El Pacto Verde Europeo y la movilidad: Fernando Medina, Alcalde de Lisboa (Portugal) y miembro del Grupo PSE en el Comité Europeo de las Regiones (por confirmar)

El Pacto Verde Europeo y la Energía: Birgit Honé, Ministra de Asuntos Federales y Europeos y Desarrollo Regional de Baja Sajonia (Alemania) y miembro del Grupo PSE en el Comité Europeo de las Regiones (por confirmar)

El Pacto Verde Europeo y Vivienda: Cédric Van Styvendael, Alcalde de Villeurbanne (Francia) y presidente de Housing Europe (por confirmar)

El Pacto Verde Europeo y Jobs: Elena Piastra, Alcalde de Settimo Torinese (Italia)

Preguntas y respuestas

18:30 – 19:00

Keynote speech on the Green New Deal for Europe: Response to the local and regional leaders' ideas

Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner in charge of Cohesion and Reforms (tbc)

Followed by Q&A

18:30 – 19:00

Discurso principal sobre el Acuerdo verde para Europa: respuesta a las ideas de los líderes locales y regionales

Elisa Ferreira, comisaria europea de Cohesión y Reformas (por confirmar)

Preguntas y respuestas

19:00 – 19:30

Conclusions

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister (Spain) – (tbc) 

Conclusiones

Pedro Sánchez, primer ministro de España (por confirmar)

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