The Green Deal: What are its implications for animals and nature?

Pekdemir, C. (Organiser), Martens, P. (Organiser)

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Description

‘The atmosphere is warming, and the climate is changing with each passing year. One million of the eight million species on the planet are at risk of being lost. Forests and oceans are being polluted and destroyed. The European Green Deal is a response to these challenges. It is a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve and enhance the EU's natural capital, and protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. At the same time, this transition must be just and inclusive. It must put people first, and pay attention to the regions, industries and workers who will face the greatest challenges.’ (The Green Deal).The European Commission speaks about protecting Europe’s natural capital and resources. However, does it acknowledge the value of nature and animalsfor their own sakeor simply as a means for human flourishing? This is thefirst thematic workshop within RELAY project which will discuss how ‘The Green Deal’ is tackling this issue and give a ‘voice’ to the voiceless.The workshop will comprise of two sessions: one will focus on the role of naturein the Green Deal, the other on animals. By the end of the day there will be an opportunity to merge both items into a final discussion session.Theworkshop brings together academics and stakeholders to explore the topic from different angles.
Period25 Jan 2021
Event typeWorkshop