28 loka 2019

Transformation to a climate-neutral society – The role of beyond GDP indicators

Date and time:
28.10.2019 09:30 – 11:30
Paasivuorenkatu 5 A
00530 Helsinki
Event language:
free event
Final registration day:
DEEDS (DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies) -project

Europe wants to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Agreement. This requires deep economic and societal transformations, engaging all sectors of the economy and society. The European Commission wants to ensure a fair and just transition where nobody and no region in Europe is left behind. Monitoring of wellbeing in a broad sense (Beyond-GDP monitoring) could play a role in following the objectives of the transition to climate neutrality.

In this special session we will:

  • Explore the role B-GDP indicators could play in monitoring of social and economic aspects of the transformation towards a climate neutral and circular society;
  • Discuss the benefits of this approach for policy making;
  • Inspire the discussion in the coming Conference “Beyond Growth - Indicators and Politics for People and Planet” in general, and more specifically to generate ideas on the crossover between themes 1 and 3 (1. Equality of Income, Wealth and Opportunities; 3. Transition to Carbon Neutral Circular Economy);
  • Work towards shared recommendations of the session for policy making that can be taken up in the thematic sessions of the conference and in policy in general;


9:30 Opening and welcome Adriaan Slob

9:40 Keynote: Decarbonisation Policies through a Well-being Lens; Brilé Anderson (OECD).

10:05 Reflection Paavo Järvensivu (BIOS; Finland)

10:15 Plenary Discussion with Discussion Panel

Brilé Anderson, OECD
Beata Jaczewska, High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative
Mohammed Chahim, Member of European Parliament
Ulla Rosenström, Prime Minister’s Office; Finland
Atte Harjanne, Member of Finnish Parliament

Several statements on B-GDP monitoring of a fair and just climate neutral transition will be discussed.

11:20 Conclusions Short recap of main conclusions and the recommendations

11:30 End