On Wednesday, November 17, I took part in a panel discussion with Nathalie Tocci and Alexandros Yannis on the EU’s approach to climate change in view of the Glasgow COP26. The event, entitled A Green and Political Europe, was hosted by the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School.
In my remarks,I focused on the ways in which the EU seeks to lead the world through example on its approach to climate change, with ambitious goals as evidenced by its many different policy initiatives. But I also talked about the internal challenges to the EU, not only to ensure implementation but also in terms of big differences among member states on which aspects of the program they support. And needless to say, I also discussed the problems coming from populist climate skeptic parties on the extreme right.