May 3rd : Launch of the 2nd Report of the SDSN’s Senior Working Group on European Green Deal

On May 3rd the SDSN’s Senior Working Group on European Green Deal  will launch the 2ndAnnual Report, entitled “Financing the Transformations for the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal” which: provides an overview of the EU policies published since 2020 in support of the implementation of the European Green Deal, explores the financial implications of the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal, and stresses the need for private financial flows to be directed towards sustainable projects and activities.

This event will feature the launch of the 2nd report from the SDSN Senior Working Group on the European Green Deal highlighting policy advancements and sustainable finance, where the main co-authors will present the results of the report, which will give the opportunity to a panel of invited speakers consisting of top-academics and politicians, for an open discussion and elaboration on the key messages.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and SDSN Europe are organizing this Digital Dialogue, which will be hosted by the Regional Growth Conference and supported by the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and Athens University of Economics and Business.

Read the concept  note &  agenda here

 May 03, 2022, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM CEST

Opening remarks and Announcement of UN SDSN Global Climate Hub (GCH)


Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, President UN SDSN, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, co-lead EGD SWG

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business; President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Fellow World Academy of Art and Science; Co-chair SDSN Europe & SDSN Greece; co-lead EGD SWG,  co-chair GCH

Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, ATHENA RC, co-chair GCH

Prof. Christos Zerefos, Academy of Athens, co-chair GCH


Christos Dimas, Minister of Research and Innovation, Hellenic Republic, Greece

Christos Stylianidis, Minister for the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Hellenic Republic, Greece (video)

Launch of the 2nd Report of the SDSN’s European Green Deal Senior Working Group

Presentation of Main results of the Report,  Prof. Phoebe Koundouri

Keynote remarks: Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain

Keynote remarks: Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic, Greece, “Financing Sustainability Transition”

Panel discussion between co-authors

Moderator: Prof. Phoebe Koundouri


Dr. Carlo Papa, Enel Foundation, Managing Director

Prof. Leonardo Becchetti, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Prof. Marzio Galeotti, FEEM, Director of Scientific Research

Mr. Ketan Patel, Greater Pacific Capital, CEO

Prof. Theodoros Zachariadis, The Cyprus Institute, Manager SDSN Europe

Prof. Stefan Brunnhuber, member of the Club of Rome

Policy and Business Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Phoebe Koundouri


Markus H.-P. Müller, Managing Director, Global Head of Chief Investment Office Private Bank at Deutsche Bank l University Lecturer

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament, Greece

Udo Bullmann, Member of the European Parliament, Germany

Petros Kokkalis, Member of the European Parliament, Greece

Kristy Bartolo, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry for Environment, Energy and Enterprise, Malta

Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO of United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute UNGSII Foundation

Watch the event here in English/Greek

Learn more about the work of the SDSN Senior Working Group on European Green Deal and read the report here.