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A “climate-neutral continent” beyond the EU – A conversation with Ukraine, Turkey and Russia


A “climate-neutral continent” beyond the EU – A conversation with Ukraine, Turkey and Russia


The European Green Deal foresees achieving climate-neutrality for “the continent” as both a great challenge and an opportunity. However, the continent is much larger than just the EU. For example, Russia and Turkey combined are already projected to bypass the EU emissions level by 2030, while Ukraine remains one of the most carbon-intensive economies in the world, as measured by its green-house gas emissions per unit of GDP. Climate neutrality on the continent can therefore be achieved only in collaboration with the EU’s international partners. This will require a reflection on EU’s strategies to engage with its neighbours, allies and other partners. This event will feature a discussion on the economic and environmental challenges faced by these countries while the global spotlight is focused on climate change .

Christian Egenhofer Christian Egenhofer
Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Speakers list
Christian Egenhofer (Moderator)

CEPS Energy Climate House, Brussels and School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence

Nick Butler

Visiting Professor at King's College London and the founding Chairman of the Kings Policy Institute

Oleksiy Riabchyn

Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister, European and Euroatlantic integration., Ukraine

Tatiana Mitrova

Director, Energy Centre, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Mehmet Öğütçü

Founder & CEO, Global Resource Partnership and Chairman, The London Energy Club

Torsten Woellert

European External Action Service, Kyiv