A series of three roundtable discussions set the stage for the Forum Climate Economics 7 of the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change. The roundtables brought together researchers and representatives from the private sector, politics, civil society organizations, and public administration to discuss the three 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 three roundtables started 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 were not be recorded.