European Green Deal
Our European Green Deal
2.00pm-3.30pm Saturday 4th July
Speakers: Caroline Voaden (Former MEP) and Greg Archer UK Director Transport & Environment
Chair: Jane Brophy, Co-Host: Martin Horwood GLD President
Moderator: Diana Catton
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where
* there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
* economic growth is decoupled from resource use
* no person and no place is left behind
The European Green Deal is our roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.
British politician and international journalist, Caroline served as leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament, following her election as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South West England and Gibraltar constituency in 2019.
Voaden has covered six European countries in her capacity as a journalist. Whilst covering the latter years of the Yugoslav Wars in Zagreb, she made history as the youngest female bureau chief at Reuters.
Greg has been with T&E since 2012. He was previously the director of Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a UK public-private partnership promoting the shift to clean vehicles and fuels. He has also worked as a non-executive director for the UK Government's Renewable Fuels Agency and Cenex, a centre of excellence for low carbon technologies.
Having led T&E's clean vehicles programme for six years, Greg now heads up our campaigns in the UK. A chemist by training, Greg describes himself as a "pragmatic environmentalist".