Online Debate on European Environmental Policy (18 April 2024)

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Environmental policy is no longer largely decided in Berlin, but in Brussels – according to a rough estimate, around 80 per cent of national legislation has its origins in European law. The EU institutions and in particular the European Parliament, which will be newly elected on 9 June 2024, are therefore extremely powerful in this area. In view of the increasing pressure of problems in climate policy, social mobilisation on environmental and climate policy issues and the economic policy implications of environmental regulation, there are numerous challenges in this policy area.

These challenges are the subject of the online debate between decision-makers in the European Parliament from two political groups and academic experts from the fields of law and political science.

The panellists are:

Christian Doleschal, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) in the European Parliament

Prof Dr Jale Tosun, Institute for Political Science, University of Heidelberg

Prof Dr Bernhard W. Wegener, Department of Law, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Tiemo Wölken, Group of the Progressive Alliance (Socialists and Democrats) in the European Parliament

The debate will take place on Thursday, 18 April 2024 from 17:00 to 18:30 as a ZOOM event. Prior registration is required for participation via the following link. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information about participation in the webinar; participation in the event is free of charge.

Moderator of the debate is Prof Dr Sandra Eckert, Chair of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.

The event is also part of the series “The EU before the elections” of the Institute for Political Science, organised by Prof Dr Sandra Eckert and Prof Dr Petra Bendel.