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Navigating multiple crises: lessons for sustainability from COVID-19?

June 9, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+2

The world is currently characterized by multiple global crises, which are highly interconnected and require fundamental, systemic changes to address their underpinning driving forces.

On the 9th of June, Hot or Cool Institute is joining a panel discussion, organized by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG R&I),  around the lessons that can be learnt from crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic in view of ensuring a resilient sustainable future for Europe.

Watch the livestream here (no registration is required).


The Program:


-Welcome RemarksErik Canton, Deputy Chief Economist, DG R&I

-Keynote: COVID-19: lessons for sustainability?Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

-Keynote: Transformation Post-COVID: Mobilising innovation for people, planet and prosperity – Sandrine Dixon-Declève, Co-president of the Club of Rome and ESIR Chair

  • -Panel discussion:
    Romina Boarini, Director for Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity, OECD (tbc)
  • Nick Meynen, Senior Policy Officer for Systemic Change Civil, The European Environmental Bureau
  • Dr. Lewis Akenji, Managing Director of the Hot or Cool think tank

Q&A with the audience Erik Canton (moderator)

-Concluding remarks and future outlookSandrine Dixon-Declève & Hans Bruyninckx



June 9, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+2
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European Environment Agency
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation



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