The External Dimension of the European Green Deal – Prospects for Cooperation with (Re)Emerging Powers

MGG Online Conference

Online, 16.11.2020 bis 17.11.2020


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA), and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

The European Green Deal is the main roadmap of the EU Commission for energy transition and for tackling climate change. First and foremost, it defines internal plans and strategies for the EU that will also have global effects. For promoting the global public good, the EU will need partners to jointly work with. The Green Deal Diplomacy is in place since the end of 2019. What has changed in EU external action since the Green Deal was adopted? How is the EU perceived in matters of climate policy by its external partners since its adoption?

A joint understanding of actions towards the common good will require the EU to exchange ideas and policy plans with critical partners. This is all the more necessary as COVID-19 is currently changing dynamics for any planning and for global partnerships.  Based on brief input papers, the workshop will discuss with participants from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Russia:


  • (a) Understandings of key requirements necessary for "green leadership" globally,
  • (b) Partners’ perspectives on "greening" (including plans for re-building after the COVID-19 pandemic and what is known/planned already), and
  • (c) Where are potential joint interests or disagreements with regard to partner countries and the EU's Green Deal? Which role should the EU have?


The event was a preparatory workshop aspiring to feed into a conference in 2021. It was organised by the ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG) programme of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).

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16.11.2020 bis 17.11.2020




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