On 21.3 Late Night Diplomacy had the second session of the project with Michal Berg - Co-Chairman of the Green Party and Member of the Bureau of the European Green Party. The meeting was dedicated to Environmental Politics: the Czech Republic In The Global And EU Context, especially during the war in Ukraine. The scope of the session was to explore the complicity of various approaches to the green energy transformation and increase of renewables in the European economies. The presentation by Mr. Berg was full of interesting insights on, for example, EUs dependency on the import of Russian fossils fuels, as well as historic preferences of the EU countries to specific energy sources.
The simulation, carried out and moderated by the speaker, presented cross-group debates, where the participants were divided into three main groups - policymakers, industry representatives and civil society. These groups were further divided into sub-groups, which always stood for or against energy transformation. Such an approach allowed the participants to understand the total complexity of the issue, as well as to take an active role in the defense of specific stances of various actors when it comes to the energy transformation. The simulation has helped to broaden the outlook on how each actor thinks, its goals and objectives. It had a task to develop critical thinking and think "out of the box", as well as cope with internal, sometimes personal disagreements on the topic of sustainable energy in the European economies.