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Bas Eickhout: The European Green Deal
Thursday 5 March 2020, 17:30 - 19:30
On this Thursday, we will welcome the delegation leader of the Dutch Greens (GroenLinks) in the European Parliament and vice-president of the Greens/EFA, Bas Eickhout, to Groningen.
The European Green Deal, presented by the new EU Commission aims to address one of the most pressing issues the world is facing nowadays: climate change and sustainability. Aiming to improve the well-being of all people, it’s goal is to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 by cutting down on pollution, implement cleaner and greener technologies, moving towards a circular economy and facilitating a just and inclusive transition to greener energy.
Bas Eickhout studied Chemistry and Environmental Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Since 2000, he worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving). He co-authored the IPCC report on climate change which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Price. Currently, Bas Eickhout is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee on Budgetary Control in the European Parliament.
The lecture is free and open to everyone.