The Institute for Politics and Society invites you to the public discussion on New progressive green policy in Europe.

The idea of a progressive green policy has come into European policy and is not a topic Europe is allowing to be pushed into the margins. Environmental movements are experiencing an abundant period of support and feel a great opportunity to promote their ideas leading to decisive action by the European institutions. Green-minded parties expect increasing electoral profits in the near future, but there is also a crucial question - how will the European voter behave if his well-being, including for example car ownership or traveling is threatened due to increasing taxes on “dirty technologies“? We have recently seen in France through an increase in fuel taxes that progressive green policy can provoke great public opposition.

What impact can progressive green policy have on the economy of the EU? Is it a scientific fact or a new utopia? What impact can progressive green politics have on voter´s thinking in 5, 10 or 30 years? Is there any compromise that might be reached?

Confirmed speakers:

Richard Brabec, Minister, Ministry of the Environment

Zbyněk Hrkal, hydrogeologist, Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics, Charles University

Petr Pokorný, Biologist and Paleoecologist, Center for Theoretical Studies, Charles University

Miroslav Bárta, Czech Institute of Egyptology

Josef Kotrba, President; Head of the Energy Advisory Team, Deloitte


Martina Dlabajová, Member of the European Parliament; Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), ALDE/ ANO; Vice-president, ELF

This event will be held on 26 March 2020, 17:00-19:00 in Prague. The working language is Czech.