VCI Digital Dialogue Series

The external perspective on the Green Deal: Standard-setter or fortress Europe?

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10:00 Uhr - 11:00 Uhr

VCI and IW

Pierre Gröning

Geschäftsführung Europabüro Brüssel


Jointly with the German Economic Institute ( Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, IW ), we are pleased to invite you to the second

VCI and IW online seminar:

Making the Green Deal work for European Industry

on 9th July 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Together with 3 high-level speakers we would like to discuss with you:

“The external perspective on the Green Deal:

Standard-setter or fortress Europe?”

Given the lack of climate ambition at the global level, the EU decided to act solo with the European Green Deal. Soft power Europe wants to lead by example with the view of becoming a global leader in transformative low-carbon technologies, while establishing new business standards. Thus, many key partners are assessing the possible impact of the Green Deal on their political and economic relations with the EU.

Against this background, the online seminar will look at:

  • What is the perception of main partners on the Green Deal?
  • Is there a risk of “green” protectionism in Europe?
  • Will European industrial competitiveness benefit or suffer at the international level?
  • How to promote solutions for global climate and environment rules?


Christopher Cooter, Chargé d’affaires of Canada to the European Union

Charlotte Roule, Vice President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China and CEO Engie China

Bernd Lange, MEP and Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA)

Moderation: Sandra Parthie, Head of Brussels Office and European Affairs, IW