15 episodes

The European Green Deal aims to revolutionise the way we live, work and play. In this podcast series we talk with experts from policy, business and science in order to unpack the plan and in its complexity. In a series of episodes, we highlight the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes. We will talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and how our diets could look like in 2050.

This podcast is produced by Ecologic Institute as part of the European Environment Initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). The Ministry supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The contents of the podcast do not represent the views of the BMUV.

Further information can be found on https://www.greendealbigdeal.eu/

Green Deal - Big Deal‪?‬ Ecologic Institute

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The European Green Deal aims to revolutionise the way we live, work and play. In this podcast series we talk with experts from policy, business and science in order to unpack the plan and in its complexity. In a series of episodes, we highlight the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes. We will talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and how our diets could look like in 2050.

This podcast is produced by Ecologic Institute as part of the European Environment Initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). The Ministry supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The contents of the podcast do not represent the views of the BMUV.

Further information can be found on https://www.greendealbigdeal.eu/

    Decarbonizing buildings and transport - a new future for EU emissions trading

    Decarbonizing buildings and transport - a new future for EU emissions trading

    In the finale of "Green Deal – Big Deal?" Season 1 we dive deep into EU ETS2, the EU's expanded emissions trading system, now encompassing buildings and transport.

    Hosts Ewa Iwaszuk and Aaron Best are joined by Sibyl Steuwer from the Buildings Performance Institute Europe and Matthias Duwe of the Ecologic Institute to discuss the complexities of integrating buildings and transport into the EU’s emissions trading, exploring the challenges and opportunities this expansion presents.

    • 40 min
    Material world: Using resources sustainably in a time of planetary crises

    Material world: Using resources sustainably in a time of planetary crises

    In this episode of "Green Deal – Big Deal?", we tackle the complex world of natural resources, a topic that underpins many aspects of Europe's ambition for a green future.

    In conversation with guests Janez Potočnik, Co-chair of the International Resources Panel, and Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General of European Commission’s DG Environment, hosts Aaron Best and Ewa Iwaszuk discuss how the use of natural resources is closely linked to the climate and biodiversity crises, highlighting the global nature of resource use and its impacts.

    • 51 min
    Bringing creativity and beauty to Europe's green transition

    Bringing creativity and beauty to Europe's green transition

    In this episode of "Green Deal – Big Deal?" we discuss what mud houses, 3D printers and beauty have to do with Europe’s journey to becoming a climate-neutral continent.

    Specifically, we speak with Alina Ujupan, part of the team behind the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Initiative, and Edouard Cabay, winner of a recent New European Bauhaus prize for… Spain’s first 3D printed building using earth.

    The New European Bauhaus Initiative integrates science, technology, art, culture and community participation to propose a sustainable, beautiful, and inclusive future for the European Union. Our guests discuss with hosts Ewa Iwaszuk and Aaron Best the critical role of creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing environmental and social challenges, highlighting the initiative's impact on urban and community development, policy, and investment in sustainable projects.

    • 39 min
    Ensuring a Just Transition to net-zero emissions

    Ensuring a Just Transition to net-zero emissions

    In this episode, we dive into the multifaceted nature of Just Transition, covering its environmental, economic, social, and political aspects. Podcast hosts Ricarda Faber and Aaron Best of Ecologic Institute are joined by guests Frank Siebern-Thomas, Head of Fair Green and Digital Transitions, Research Unit in DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission; and Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation.

    Our guests help us explore the concept of Just Transition, unpacking the concept itself and discussing the transition needs of workers and citizens across the EU. Listen in to hear about recent success stories, discover the key challenges, and learn more about the Just Transition policies taking shape in the EU and its Member States.

    • 45 min
    Europe's race to renewables - cheaper, vaster faster

    Europe's race to renewables - cheaper, vaster faster

    The renewables race is on!

    Utility-scale solar photovoltaics and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new power in most countries. A 2022 report from the IEA projects renewables to cover 90% of global electricity growth in 5 years. At the same time, the EU aims for 42.5% renewable energy by 2040, fueled by the Renewable Energy Directive.

    In this episode, Ricarda Faber and Aaron Best of Ecologic Institute, interview guests Professor Johan Lilliestam of the Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS) and Dr. Andrzej Ancygier of Climate Analytics. They shed light on the past, present and future of renewables in the EU, describing the major market shifts, policy events and technological developments that have made renewable energy one of the most exciting facets of achieving sustainability in Europe.

    • 50 min
    Nature Restoration Law: restoring Europe's ecosystems & protecting biodiversity

    Nature Restoration Law: restoring Europe's ecosystems & protecting biodiversity

    Our planet is experiencing a biodiversity crisis. And the problem across the EU is also severe, with more than 80% of habitats in the EU now in a bad or poor conservation status. To reverse this alarming trend, the European Commission has proposed the Nature Restoration Law, which aims to restore at least 20% of EU land and sea by 2030, and all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050.

    • 47 min

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