European environment network conference 2023

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We face challenging times, marked by the impacts of the war in Ukraine, energy security concerns, rising prices, ever more costly climate impacts and an already frail economy recovering from the impacts of the pandemic. In this complex picture of multiple crises, how can Europe deliver its ambitious policy goals set under the European Green Deal? The conference 'Delivering the European Green Deal in unprecedented times' will take place on 22 March in Brussels and will highlight Member States' insights and experience in turning EU policy goals into concrete actions.

Under the European Green Deal, the European Union and its Member States set ambitious policy targets to achieve sustainability by 2050. A long list of policy initiatives has been adopted in recent years, and other key policy initiatives and packages are in the pipeline. Despite the current volatility, vulnerability and uncertainty, Europe needs to implement these policies to stay on its course towards sustainability.

What kind of knowledge do we need to turn EU policies into concrete actions? What insights can we get from national and regional authorities across Europe? To foster a targeted policy dialogue and to showcase how the EEA and its network Eionet can contribute to the implementation of EU policies, the EEA will organise the European Environment Network Conference 'Delivering the European Green Deal in unprecedented times' on 22 March 2023 in Brussels and online.


European environment network conference highlights

On the day we will be joined by a range of inspiring and influential speakers, such as Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans; Belgian Federal Minister for Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal, Zakia Khattabi; Vice President (Europe) of Breakthrough Energy, Ann Mettler; UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner; EEA Executive Director Hans Bruyninckx, and many others. Through panel discussions, keynote addresses and interviews, we will address some of the most pressing environmental governance issues of our time, such as sustainability transitions, the simultaneous challenges we face in achieving the Green Deal, and providing actionable knowledge to policymakers. The conference will also be an opportunity to network with like-minded policymakers, activists, scientists, representatives of international organisations and industry, and concerned citizens.

Join us for what promises to be a lively and insightful day of discussions on how Europe can deliver its Green Deal objectives.

A more detailed agenda will be made available on this page closer to the event.

For more information on the agenda and speakers, please see the conference booklet

Image copyright: Felipe Gracia, REDISCOVER Nature /EEA




Practical information

    • Date and time: Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 08:45-17:00, followed by a networking cocktail reception
    • Venue: Sparks, 60 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels and online (Please note that spaces are limited for in-person participation, additional information will be sent once your participation is confirmed by email).
    • Language: English 



About EEA and Eionet

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, tasked with providing sound, independent information on the environment.  The European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet) is a partnership network of the EEA and its 38 member and cooperating countries.

Together, the EEA-Eionet is the EU’s key environmental and climate knowledge hub, connecting 2000 experts from over 400 national institutions, and contributing to the delivery of the European Green Deal by monitoring the progress towards targets and providing independent scientific advice to policymakers on the routes to achieving sustainability.


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