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Solidarity – as the reason to fight climate change has always been the central point for our debates on climate change and energy policies. This has largely been studied through “The New Social Contract: A Just Transition” publication launched together with Change Partnership in 2016. Our current work continues to build on this. Additionally we have also been looking at climate diplomacy, food waste and a gendered-approach to climate change policy more closely.

Our reflections are based on the environmental need for cleaning up our planet, but also as a social and economic need. It is the most vulnerable groups of people in society who will be affected most either by climate change impacts directly, or by the Transition to a decarbonised society.

The next 30 years will be crucial in determining how we achieve this and therefore progressive implementation policies taking into account the Paris agreement and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is fundamental.

FEPS is carrying out a cycle of events with various partners, in different places on Next Environment. Please see our events section for more details.




  • Changing the Climate: Bridging Transatlantic Perspectives for Climate Action

    April 27, 2021

    Webinar, Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 15:00-16:15 CET / 09:00-10.15 EST via Zoom One of President Biden’s first initiatives was to rejoin the Paris Agreement, signalli...

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  • Building a climate proof EU-Africa partnership

    October 13, 2020

    13th October - From 14.00 to 15.30 In the framework of Africa week organised by the S&D Group in the European Parliament, the Foundation for European Progressive Stu...

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  • Expert meeting: Climate Justice: African perspectives

    June 29, 2020

    Monday 29th of June / 13:30 – 15:00 / Online meeting via Zoom Climate change does not stop at borders, yet when it comes to climate policies within the Europ...

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  • New Multilateralism and the Role of the European Union

    June 16, 2020

    This is a closed event In 2020, the United Nations will discuss the reform of the multilateral system and the EU will define its external agenda for the next five years....

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  • European Green Deal: From ambitions to the reality

    June 15, 2020

    In the framework of the research project “A fiscally sustainable public investment initiative in Europe to prevent climate collapse” FEPS, together with Renner Instit...

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  • The European Green Deal: Means to Deliver

    March 17, 2020

    Expert seminar (Invitation only) The European Green Deal will be one of the initiatives that define the course of this European legislature. Most importantly, it is a la...

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  • PES Open Dialogue on Climate Action

    December 10, 2019

    Climate Action is urgently needed and the European progressive movement has always been a key driver to advance the Just Transition – may it be on the local, the nation...

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  • 3 solutions to finance the Green Deal

    October 16, 2019
    European Parliament, Room PHS3C50

    Dialogue with young climate strike leaders, scientists, economists, to scale up EU ambition and obtain financial guarantees to win the climate battle Members of the...

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  • UNited for Climate Justice - New York

    September 19th - 21st, 2019
    Maxwell Hotel (541 Lexington Avenue)

    The climate emergency is becoming clearer than ever yet environmental injustice stems from social and economic injustices within our societies. Based on defending social ...

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  • ‘EU Climate Diplomacy’ book launch

    February 06, 2019
    Rue Montoyer, 40. 1000 Brussels

    12:00-14:00, February 6th 2019, FEPS, Rue Montoyer 40, Brussels The global response to the challenge of climate change, aided by rapid developments in clean technology b...

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  • EU and UN Action on climate diplomacy - the Year Ahead

    January 23, 2019
    Rue Montoyer, 40. 1000 Brussels

    The Foundation for European Progressive Studies, together with EDRC - Environment and Development Resource Centre (parent organisation of the Institute for Environmental ...

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  • Climate change and the security nexus in Africa

    November 07, 2018
    European Parliament. Rue Wiertz, 60. Brussels

    European Parliament , ASP, Room 1E201 12:30 - 14:00 In the framework of the annual Africa week organised by the S&D group, the Foundation for European Progressive S...

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  • (Food) Waste Not Want Not

    October 16, 2018

    The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation (BSF) is holding an event and discussion to launch its latest p...

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