Climate Change, European Green Deal & COP26

Kirsty Hughes talks to Diederik Samsom| 5  November 2020

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In this European Conversations Podcast, jointly produced by the European Movement in Scotland and SCER, Kirsty Hughes talks to Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet to European Vice President Frans Timmermans, and formerly leader of the Dutch Labour Party, about the world’s climate challenge and what the EU is doing to help tackle it. Ranging from the European Green Deal to next year’s COP26 global climate summit to be held in Glasgow, to the challenges of moving on from fossil fuels and ensuring a just transition even in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, this wide-ranging conversation is an important contribution to European and international debate. As Diederik Samsom argues both optimism and urgency are vital if the last chance summit in Glasgow next November is to produce a sustainable outcome.

The podcast is available here