Building a green economic transition
This session started with a briefing by Daniel Mes on the latest developments concerning the European Green Deal. The plan to make the EU a carbon-neutral continent by 2050 touches upon all domains of people's lives. The role of the EU is to point out the goal and ensure consistency between the different actions of all involved stakeholders.
Ms Giulia Gregori and Ms Joanna Dupont-Inglis, respectively from the Italian company Novamont and from European Bioplastics, shared their views and examples on how private-public partnerships are key to translating the European Green Deal into success, especially at local and regional levels. Indeed, production relies on infrastructures and local and regional authorities can play a role in ensuring an environment that fosters innovation.
The discussions touched on waste management and free circulation, wind turbines, hydrogne soultions and the need for policies and frameworks to make those solutions viable.
Take away message
Private-public partnerships are key to moving the green economic transition ahead. For this, working groups who gather stakeholders from various sectors (university, government, LRAs, big companies and SMEs) are crucial to creating economically viable solutions that will bring benefits to all.
"The people who are at the forefront of dealing with citizens' expectations are the people dealing with local politics", Daniel Mes