The Political Economy of Climate Action: Does Democratic Maturity Explain the Environmental Policy Differences within the EU?

Date: 

Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Join the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government for a study group with Ioana Petrescu, Simply Green and Harvard University, and Clara Volintiru, Simply Green and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, as they discuss the main challenges of the climate action agenda and how different countries (both advanced and new democracies) address and overcome them.

Join the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government for a study group with Ioana Petrescu, Simply Green and Harvard University, and Clara Volintiru, Simply Green and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, as they discuss the main challenges of the climate action agenda and how different countries (both advanced and new democracies) address and overcome them.

There is a varying commitment to climate action across countries. Established democracies like the United States and many of the Western European member states have already made sizeable and meaningful commitments to the fight climate change and have transformed their economies. In contrast, many of the Central and Eastern European member states in the EU lag behind established democracies in implementing serious environmental reforms. We seek to explore what are the main challenges of the climate action agenda and how different countries (both advanced and new democracies) address and overcome them. The study also takes into consideration how institutional settings and various domestic stakeholders, such as energy state owned enterprises, might affect environmental policy.

Ioana Petrescu is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the President of Simply Green, a Romanian environmental NGO. Dr. Petrescu is a former Romanian Finance Minister.

Clara Volintiru is Associate Professor in the Department of International Business and Economics (REI), at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE). She is also a Simply Green member, a Romanian environmental NGO.

 

Register in advance. Visit The Harvard Gazette for more information. 

Contact: susan_gill@hks.harvard.edu