Date and time: 12 March, 14:00 - 15:15

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A few months before the European elections, the European Green Deal is under threat.

Powerful lobbies are trying to impede the advancement of climate-related policies, while public backing remains insufficient. Despite unanimous agreement on the necessity for fairness within the EGD framework, there exists a pervasive scepticism regarding the accessibility and affordability of sustainable solutions across various policy domains including energy, transportation, housing, and employment.

In response to these challenges, public investment assumes a pivotal role in ensuring that climate-focused initiatives meet the basic needs of people suffering from the cost of living crisis.

The Citizens' Observatory on Green Deal Financing will be presenting its report, titled ‘Beyond profit: How to reshape the European Green Deal for people's well-being’, which underscores deficiencies in the EU mechanisms earmarked for EGD financing. According to findings, these mechanisms are lagging in execution, prioritising competitiveness via clean technology innovation over a just and inclusive transformation that leaves no one behind.

The authors of the aforementioned report will engage in dialogue with policymakers, seeking to elucidate and address these critical findings.


  • Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European Parliament and Co-president of the Greens–European Free Alliance
  • Edit Lakatos, Senior Policy Officer at Housing Europe
  • Francesca Canali, Public finance campaign coordinator at ReCommon
  • Frank Vanaerschot, Director of Counter Balance

The debate is moderated by Alexandra Gerasimcikova, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Counter Balance.

This webinar is organised by Counter Balance within the “Citizens’ Observatory for Green Deal Financing” project, financed by European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

EN Co funded by the EU BLACK