How To Foster the Green Transition While Decreasing Dependency On China?

Beyond the economics of the Green Transition lays the long-term strategic goal of EU autonomy 

12 March 2024

Central Europe should actively support the EU’s shift away from fossil fuels by spearheading the development of advanced technologies in energy generation, storage, and transportation. This concerted effort is crucial for maintaining prosperity and effectively navigating the competitive landscape, especially in light of the rivalry with China.

The answer to the title question, posed by Visegrad Insight’s recent report – How To Foster a Green Transition While Decreasing Dependency On China – may appear to have a purely economic nature. However, in 2024, in the third year of the Russian war in Ukraine and before the European Parliament and US elections, it is not just the issue of European competitiveness but also security, resilience and even European identity.

 

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Beata Jaczewska

Beata Jaczewska was the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Environment, responsible for sustainable development, air protection and climate change. She was also a member of the Green Climate Fund Board. From 2015 to 2018, she was the Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund and a member of the EU panel on carbon dioxide emission reduction. After completing her tenure at the IVF, she transitioned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2021, she has been an Advisor for Climate and Sustainable Development at Deloitte.

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