Workshop Announcement: Reflections on the climate debate in Central Europe: Finance, economy, and diplomacy

The NIECE and CIC 2030 projects cordially invite to take part in a workshop titled: Reflections on the climate debate in Central Europe: Finance, economy, and diplomacy that takes place on Monday, 19 October (17:00 – 18:45 CEST) and Tuesday 20 October 2020 (17:00 – 18.30 CEST).

The workshop is organised by Mitchell Young, Charles University and Michaela Valentová, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Register for the event by emailing to Dean Dunovski (

What is there for you?

How does the debate over climate change play out in Central Europe? Is there an identifiable difference in the way Central Europeans address, understand, and implement policies to address climate change? The two-day event brings an international group of academics and practitioners together to reflect on these issues from the perspective of finance, economy and diplomacy.

The first afternoon begins with the keynote address from Matthew Agarwala, from the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge. Dr Agarwala addresses the way we measure the economy and how that affects political climate debate. The keynote is followed by the panel on climate financing, which discusses the status of climate finance and investment in Central European region and how to mobilise the investment needed to tackle climate change.

The second afternoon begins with the panel on climate diplomacy and how the new member states understand and enact it. The focus is on the role of science (and scientific knowledge) in the debate and its interplay with economic narratives and metrics. This part finishes with an integrative wrap-up session reflecting on relations between measurement, investment, and diplomacy in the climate debate and how they can influence the way forward.

The event will finish with an informal, on-line drink afterwards.

The panellists represent diverse backgrounds: from policymaking, think-tanks, and academia. They include the IPPC working group III vice-chair Diana Ürge-Vorsatz of CEU, climate finance expert and IPPC co-author Aleksandra Novikova of IKEM, Senior Science and Innovation Adviser Otakar Fojt, and Lucy Maizels of the British Embassy in Prague, Michał Łuszczuk and Monika Szkarłat, from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, András Lukács, director of the Clean Air Action Group, and Zofia Wetmanska, senior analyst from WISE Europa.

You can find the full agenda of the event and registration details here.

The workshop is organized under the projects NIECE (New Ideas for Europeanisation from Central Europe; Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) and CIC 2030 (Climate investment capacity 2030; part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), an instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and supported by S4D4C.

S4D4C Team

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