Politics of the (EU) Environment

Reinhard Beutikofer explores how Germany plans to phase out coal by 2030 and how the EU is redefining sustainable finance.

How do you go about jump starting an energy transition that has to balance ambitious environmental objectives with labour stability? Learn how Germany is working towards this in a plan to phase out coal by 2030, how the EU Parliament is redefining what sustainable finance really means and why environmental politics is ultimately about people.


Recording date: 04 Sep 2018


Reinhard Buetikofer

Reinhard Buetikofer is Co-Chair of the European Green Party and Member of the European Parliament. He sits on the Committee of Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, a member of the Delegation to the United States and a substitute member of the ASEAN Delegation. Before getting elected to the European Parliament in 2009, he was the co-chair of the German Green Party Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen.


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