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European Green Deal: Session with a Member of the European Parliament Martin Hojsík

Online Event
Martin Hojsik
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Moderated Discussion with Q&A

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Meeting ID: 962 3222 5476
Passcode: 874038

  • Moderator: Professor Michael LaBelle, CEU Departments of Economics & Business, and Environmental Sciences & Policy
     
  • Guest speaker: Martin Hojsík

Biography:
Martin Hojsík is a Slovak member of the European Parliament for Progressive Slovakia and part of the Renew Europe group. He is a Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and vice-chair of Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport (ANIT) as well as a substitute in Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). In the European Parliament, his work focuses, among others, on chemical policies, including pesticides, pollinators protection, climate and biodiversity financing. Hojsík has a longstanding experience in matters of environmental protection and climate change. Over the past 25 years, he worked in several international organizations. He led national and international campaigns against toxic substances and waste in Greenpeace. He was a member of the board of FOUR PAWS International where he led the programme on animal protection. He remains the main environmental expert and vice-chair in Progressive Slovakia.

Summary:
This event will focus on the European Green Deal and European Climate Law analysed from the perspective of an MEP. It will tackle burning questions about the Green Deal and its implications for the energy transition. It will outline key strands of debate and controversy surrounding the Green Deal and what it means for the individual Member States, energy-intensive industries, jobs and individuals. Given the ambitiousness of the Green Deal, it will be answered how and if carbon neutrality can be achieved by 2050 amid the many challenges that will be brought up and discussed during the event.