The European Green Deal: an opportunity across national borders

Research Paper by Domenico Bovienzo



Energy transition in and beyond European borders is at the core of the European Green Deal success.

The European Green Deal (EGD) is an ambitious agenda designed to transform the EU into a prosperous, sustainable, competitive, and carbon-neutral society by 2050. This strategy is intended to encompass a wide range of economic sectors, making it a potentially game-changing policy tool in the battle against climate change in and beyond European borders. However, EU member states are still divided on some matters such as those related to the role of Europe’s future energy mix, the use of renewable energies, energy efficiency, and reduction of the greenhouse gas (GHG). Energy implications are also expected to have international effects in terms of global energy trade and energy security with possible geopolitical consequences. This paper attempts to discuss and explore some of the energy challenges and opportunities the deal sees on the horizon to develop and corroborate future policy discussion(s).


About the author

Domenico Bovienzo is a PhD candidate in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca’ Foscari University and he is also a junior research member in the RAAS Division at CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change). He holds a Master of Research in “Science and Management of Climate Change” from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, MSs in Political and International Sciences (Curriculum European Studies) from the University of Siena and a BSc in Economics from the University of Verona.

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