Sábado, 7 de diciembre de 2019, de 16:45 a 18:15 horas. Pasillo 4, Sala 3, Zona Azul COP25, IFEMA, Avda. del Partenón, 5. Madrid, Spain.

Nota: evento en inglés.

How to get public and political support for climate and energy transition laws and how to approach climate action in the times of social crisis? Why legislation is important on the road to net zero? What makes a law credible, effective and investable? The expert panel will discuss these questions drawing on the experiences in Chile, the EU, Germany, Spain and the UK. Hear the results of a new study on the attitudes of citizens towards the climate and energy transition legislation in Spain; latest developments on the net zero framework in the EU and the discussions on how to address climate concerns through the process of developing a new constitution in Chile.

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*Note: access to the Blue Zone requires accreditation for COP25. If you are not accredited, you can follow the event via webcast on this link.

16:45 – 16:55. Welcome: Global trends, challenges and opportunities around framework climate change and energy transition legislation

  • Alina Averchenkova (@averchenkova), Distinguished Policy Fellow, Lead for Governance and Legislation, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

16:55 – 18:15. Panel discussion: Harnessing political and public support for ambitious climate and energy transition legislation. Experiences from the EU and Latin America

  • Melissa Mallega Acevedo, Advisor to Senator Alfonso de Urresti, Senate of Chile.
  • Pilar Moraga, CR2 and University of Chile (@cdauchile).
  • Michael Bloss (@michabl), Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance.
  • Lara Lázaro (@lazarotouza), Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain. 
  • José Lopez-Tafall Bascuñana, Director for Regulation, ACCIONA (@ACCIONA).
  • Hugo Lucas Porta (@HugoLucasPorta), Head of the Regulatory Frameworks and Corporate Strategy for the Energy Transition Department at IDAE. Ministry for Ecological Transition, Spain.
  • Moderator: Alina Averchenkova (@averchenkova), Grantham Research Institute, LSE.


The Center for Climate Science and Resilience (CR2) brings together researchers from different disciplines of the natural and social sciences who study how climate change impacts ecosystems and Chilean society.

The Elcano Royal Institute is a think tank specialised in international and strategic studies conducted from a Spanish, European and global perspective. Its goal is to promote knowledge of the current international situation and of Spain’s foreign relations and to provide a focal point for debating and generating ideas that may prove useful in the decision-making processes.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environmentwas established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 for policy-relevant research and training, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. 

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