31 August 2022
EU Climate Policy in an Age of Turmoil – Can the “European Green Deal” make a Difference?
The numerous natural disasters of the past years have reminded Europe that an ambitious climate policy is more urgent than ever. Accordingly, political leaders are under increased pressure to actually implement the goals laid down in the Paris Agreement of 2015. The European Union has been claiming a leading role in the fight against climate change for a long time and, in 2019, adopted the “European Green Deal”, which aims to transform Europe into the first “climate-neutral” continent. Among the concrete targets of the “Green Deal” is the commitment to achieve at least a 55 % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Although the EU presents itself to the outside world as a committed actor in the fight against climate change, inside the EU, positions on climate targets and measures vary strongly. This is also reflected in the policy approaches of Germany, France, and Poland, which diverge on several central issues.
The Genshagen Summer School 2022 aims to provide the participants with an overview of the current state of the climate debate at the European level. What are the current challenges and what different approaches are being pursued by EU member states and
stakeholders from other sectors such as the economy or civil society? What shape can an effective common climate policy take and where does EU policy stand in a global context?
Dr. Tobias Koepf
Master's and PhD students from Germany, France, and Poland. We invite applications from students enrolled at a German, French or Polish university (all nationalities) and students with German, French or Polish nationality enrolled at universities in other countries.
The Genshagen Summer School 2022 aims to provide the participants with an overview of the current state of the climate debate at the European level.
EUR 200: The fee covers all costs related to your stay in Genshagen: a shared double room at the castle and all meals are included. Unfortunately, we cannot cover your trip from your hometown to Genshagen and back. Please
organise your travel by yourself.
This year, we’ll be able to give stipends covering the tuition fee to a small number of participants. So if your university cannot cover the fee, please get in touch with us.