Can the Green Deal boost EU-African Union relations and economies?

15 February 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET

The EU has set the course for climate neutrality by 2050, but its 'Green Deal' sustainable growth strategy could have a sizeable impact far beyond the continent itself. Implemented correctly, it could help deepen the relations between Europe and Africa and strengthen the economies on both continents. However, competitors and geopolitical rivals like the U.S. and China could already be one step ahead and the EU must quickly offer an attractive alternative. The long-delayed 6th European Union- African Union summit, set to take place in Brussels on 17-18 February, could be a perfect opportunity to renew relations and kickstart closer energy transition cooperation. Clean Energy Wire invites leading thinkers, politicians and business representatives for a discussion on 15 February, two days ahead of the summit, where journalists will be able to ask their questions.

15 February 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET

Key questions for the event:

  • Is the EU Green Deal a threat or an opportunity for the African countries?
  • How can the two continents mutually benefit from cooperating on the Green Deal?
  • How can African countries contribute to the global transition to climate neutrality with the help of the Green Deal?
  • Can the EU become the African states’ main partner and sideline competitors like China?
  • Can EU-AU cooperation come close to ‘a fair partnership of equals’?
  • What is the potential impact of Europe’s Green Deal policies like the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) on African countries?

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