Opening session: Is Europe ready for green employment?

Opening session: Is Europe ready for green employment?

Europe needs policies that are good for its economy, good for the environment, and good for Europe's citizens. This opening session looks at how these priorities can be tackled at the same time, with actions that protect citizens, create employment, and safeguard the environment we depend on. Policymakers reflect on the challenges, asking, is the appetite there? Do we have the tools required? And what do we have to gain?

Chair: 
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, European Commission
Speakers: 
Vien Truong, Director, Green for All
Jean Lambert, MEP, UK Green Party, European Parliament
Vic van Vuuren, Director, Enterprise Department, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Moderator: 
Karen Coleman, Moderators Europe
When: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
Room: 
Ballroom