09.sep – 10.sep
This Summer Course will be held in person and there will also be the possibility of participating live online through ZOOM. Select in the registration process how you are going to participate: in person or live online.
This year the Summer Course will focus on the Green Deal, a powerful green and social reform agenda that, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, is intended to be developed in many countries and regions around the world, including the Union European and United States. The stimulus and reform packages proposed are the highest in recent history, presenting a great opportunity to accelerate the energy transition and put a stop to the climate crisis, but also numerous risks. This edition will be very marked by the analysis of how these projects for recovery and transformation, this new social pact, can mark a turning point in the fight against the climate crisis in a post-COVID-19 future.
The first day will present the current situation in climate policy at a global level and will address the implications of compliance with the Paris Agreement at the energy, economic and technological level. The challenges of the energy and ecological transition will be analyzed from the perspective of energy companies and environmental NGOs. Finally, the speakers will discuss the opportunities offered by the Green Deal for economic and social recovery and transformation.
The second day will address the energy transition from a social perspective, emphasizing the implications in terms of employment and just transition, as well as its political and institutional dimension. Also, we will address the social innovations that will be necessary to advance this transition. Finally, the speakers will discuss what has been learned in the coronavirus crisis to better address the climate crisis on time.
The Summer Course will also have an event open to all of society. This event will feature the participation of people from the Basque Country who have witnessed social, economic, energy or industrial transformations in the past, and whose experience can help us understand how to better address the changes and transformations that are coming.