A series of 3 roundtable discussions will set the stage 7th Forum Climate Economics of the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change. The roundtables bring together researchers and representatives from the private sector, politics, civil society organizations, and public administration to discuss the 3 core topics that center around the fossil fuel phase-out: How can the structural transformation succeed amid the tensions between European climate ambitions, international obligations, and the challenges caused by COVID-19? How to design these transformations to make them socially just? What path dependencies arise from legally mandating the coal phase-out?
The 3 roundtables start off with short scientific presentations to set the frame for exchange and discussions between the audience and notable voices like Artur Runge-Metzger (Director of DG Climate Action, European Commission), Prof. Dr. Barbara Praetorius (HTW Berlin), Dr. Michael Pahle (Head of working group "Climate & Energy Policy" at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research).
Note that the virtual roundtables will not be recorded.