The UC3M’s student association DEMOS organized a debate about Ecological Economics, open to the university community. Natalia Fabra, head of EnergyEcoLab, and Juan López de Uralde, ex-director of Greenpeace Spain and current Member of the Spanish Parliament, debated about the policies that need to be put in place in order to combat climate change. They stressed the need and urgency of climate action, which will entail economic, social and environmental benefits exceeding the costs of no action. Climate and energy policies need to take into account the distributional impacts, and compensate the negative impacts where needed. It is paramount that policy making is independent of lobby groups, which might delay policy implementation or distort it away of the common interest. They both acknowledged the effort of DEMOS and other associations, as they are key in mobilizing society and politics towards more ambitious climate action.
Energy Economics Workshop at UC3M in January 2020 A video promotes Research Institutes in Madrid during the Science Week 2019