X AERNA Conference | Barcelona, 1-3 September 2022

On Thursday 1 September, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri as the first plenary speaker at the X AERNA Conference 2022 gave a speech on “SDGs-based Transformations: The Science-Policy-Human Behavior Interface”

Based on the 1st SDSN European Green Deal Senior Working Group report on the “Transformations for the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal: A Green and Digital, Job-Based and Inclusive Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic”, Prof. Koundouri connected the dots between four major policy initiatives – the SDGs, the European Green Deal, the European Semester, and the EU recovery plan and presented actionable strategies for policymakers that can guide EU-wide and national economic recovery in line with the continent’s overarching sustainability agenda.  She also argued that recovery must be based on science and innovation and introduced aspects of her work that aim to support this, through a presentation of research and innovation projects, innovation acceleration initiatives, education and training programs and research-policy interface networks, which she leads.



The X Conference of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of  Resources and Environmental Economics (X AERNA Conference) was held in Barcelona on 1-3 September 2022 and was organized by the University of Barcelona and the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Economic Natural and Environmental Resources (AERNA) with the support of the School of Economics and Business – Universitat de Barcelona, the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and the Barcelona Economic Analysis Group (BEAT).

More than 150 scientists from across the world have attended this conference.

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