25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Europe’s Green Restoration: Will Czechia Remain a Periphery?
The EU’s response to climate change is the plan of transition from fossil energy to low-carbon sources, without compromising the prosperity, energy security and losing jobs. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen called the daring plan the “European version of man on the moon”. The green restoration of the EU also gains importance in relation to the restoration of the economy after the pandemic crisis. What is the chance that such a plan will come to fruition? And how can we help the high-emission Czech Republic become its part?
Economist and rector at the Mendel University in Brno. In her scientific work, she has long specialised in European taxes, which she regularly gives lectures on abroad. She is the chairwoman of the Commission for Fair Pensions and an advocate of equal opportunities for women on the job market.
Member of the European Parliament representing the Progressive Slovakia party, of which he is the Vice-President. He studied genetics and specialises in climate and environmental and animal protection. He has been with Greenpeace since 1993. He was a member of the board of directors and the program director of international organisation FOUR PAWS, where he led the animal protection program. For several years, he worked for ActionAid International in the development sector, where he led the fight against tax evasion by multinational corporations.
Communications manager for Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, editor of the Seznam Zpráv newsletter, and contributor to various Czech media. Matouš previously worked as the programme director of Radio Wave and editor of Heroine. In his work he is mainly interested in new communication technologies and topics relating to the environment, and he is also devoted to cultural journalism.
In cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Prague.