Welcome to the second episode of a govtran ‘coffee-break’ interview podcast mini-series. The podcasts of this mini-series were recorded during the GOVTRAN workshop on ‘Appraising the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework’ held at the Erik Castrén Institute, Helsinki, on 8-9 July 2019.

In the second episode, Dr. Stephen Minas, assistant professor at the School of Transnational Law at Peking University in China, reflects on the potential of the EU 2030 framework to serve as an example for other countries to follow, and on the capability of the EU to fully implement the framework: while the EU has shown a high level of commitment, much of the framework’s success will depend on whether member states take up their responsibilities, as well as on the EU’s capacity to respond to pushes from citizens and the private sector and, finally, on whether it will be able to turn ambitious targets into reality.

Listen to the full podcast interview here 

Interview by Bradlie Martz-Sigala, University of Eastern Finland.




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