About the episode
Will the corona crisis lead us to a more sustainable life – even after travel bans are lifted and social distancing is only a vague memory? Or will countries and communities return to business as usual? Our host asks a climate activist, the head of the European Environment Agency and a former European Commissioner for Climate if the pandemic is a unique window of opportunity – or if Covid-19 has infected the green transition?
“There is no contradiction between wealth and environmentally friendly solutions”
- Connie Hedegaard, former European Commissioner for Climate
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Dr. Hans Bruyninckx (Belgium)
Executive Director of the European Environment Agency since 2013. In 1996 he completed a PhD in international environmental politics at Colorado State University and for the past 20 years he has conducted research in more than a dozen countries, in areas including environmental politics, climate change, and sustainable development.
Connie Hedegaard (Denmark)
Former European Commissioner for Climate and now member of several boards and councils working with the sustainability agenda across public and private sectors. Connie holds a number of positions, e.g. Chair of the board for Danish green think tank CONCITO, member of the Board of European Climate Foundation, Chair of OECD’s Round Table for Sustainable Development and member of the supervisory boards of Danfoss and Nordex.
Ragnhild Larsson (Sweden)
Climate activist in Extinction Rebellion in Sweden and producer of the podcast Klimatpodden, a Swedish podcast about the climate crises where you meet scientists, activists, entrepreneurs and other people who engage in the climate crisis in different ways. Her motto is: If not now, then when. If not me, then who?