Economic Transition Working Group 16-17 October 2019

The next EEB Economic Transition WG meeting will start on Wednesday 16 October with a shared afternoon session with the EEB Green Budget WG meeting.

On Thursday 17 October, the group will meet at the breakfast event for the launch of the Decoupling Debunked report. The breakfast event will run from 8.00 to 10.00. After the report presentation, the Working Group meeting will continue until 17.00.



Working Group meeting AGENDA

16 October

15.15 Arrival and coffee

15.30 – 17.00 Economic Transition Working Group goes to the Green Budget Europe Working Group meeting for a joint session. 

The discussion will focus on:

    • How and to what extent can fiscal reform help in economic transitions?
    • How do Green Budget Europe and Economic Transition WGs complement each other?
    • A Long Term Strategy for the Economic Transition WG.

11.15 – 17.30 Welcome & Kick-off 

  • Welcome, check-in, tour-de-table, practicalities

17.30 – 18.15 Time to mingle, apero at the EEB office, go back to the hotel etc.

 18.30 Joint Dinner



17 October

7.50 – 9.30 Decoupling Debunked report Launch event 

  • Breakfast debate with MEPs and EU policy makers around the “Decoupling Debunked” report
    • 8:00 – 9:00: Report author presents, MEPs react
    • 9:00 – 9:30: Question from the audience

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee Break – networking opportunity

10.00 – 10.15 Economic Transition Working Group meeting: Kick-off Day 2

  • Short intro and agenda for the day
  •  Degrowth debate: State of play, updates from national level, policy recommendations 

11.30 – 13.00 Debate: New commission and opportunities

  • What does the new commission mean for post-growth policy-making; what windows of opportunity for change? Who to cooperate with?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 14.30 Trade deal issues

  • Guest: Cecilia Olivet (TNI) – The European Energy Charter and ISDS cases

 16.30 Wrap up & Closing







WHEN 14:00-18:00/8:00-17:00

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