EP4U Debate on EU Climate Policy, September 22, Helsinki

What is the EU’s current climate plan? How does it stack up against the threat of permanent and irreversible climate change? And what actions should be taken now to ensure a future for our planet?

In the framework of the EP4U project, TEPSA teamed up with Emma Hakala from the University of Helsinki and Finnish Institute of International Affairs to organise a University Debate on the topic of European Union climate action. The event took place in an online format in Finnish, on September 22 at 12:00 noon local time (11:00 CET). Dr. Emma Hakala is a leading expert on climate security and the environment, and moderated a stimulating discussion between Alviina Alametsä MEP, climate activist Ellen Ojala, and Ismo Ulvila, who is Head of Communication at the European Commission Representation in Finland.

The event started with a presentation on the EU’s climate policy “in a nutshell” before moving on to a panel discussion on three key topics: 

  • EU Climate Goals and Ambition
  • Just Transition in the EU
  • EU Climate Policy in a Global Context

This was a fascinating event for young students eager to make a difference in the EU’s climate future!

You can also join our event through the Conference on the Future of Europe Platform!