Values vs Profit: Safeguarding a just and green transition

Values vs Profit: Safeguarding a just and green transition

Ioanna Georgakopoulou und Georgia Anagnostaki

When contemplating our futures, we factor in a multitude of parameters. Values, such as democracy and justice, are measured up against the cost of our livelihoods. During this workshop, we shall explore various concepts that revolve around the relationship between climate change and democracy. Who is more heavily burdened with the cost of energy transition? How can societies uphold their values in the face of an energy crisis caused by war and conflict? In this trembling geopolitical environment, climate mitigation and a just green transition are at stake.

Ioanna Georgakopoulou is a student at Panteion University, in the department of International and European Affairs, and at the same time she majors in Marketing at the American College of Greece. During her studies, she has received many scholarships and is a member of the International Honors Program, due to her excellent academic performance and her participation in a variety of extra curricular activities. She has participated voluntarily in many student organizations and NGOs. Currently, she is Head of Finance at WeFor and she is in the Organizing Team of TedxPanteionUniversity. In the past, she has received the role of Social Media Manager at StartupGreece, she has worked in the Office of the American College of Greece and at a variety of student apps. Through activism, she aims to achieve personal growth and assist in the development of society. She speaks English, French and German. At WeFor she manages the Financial- Fundraising Team, which is responsible for the team budget and sponsorships progression. She supports the vision of the team by communicating the latter to potential sponsors with whom WeFor shares common values. Georgia Anagnostaki is a graduate of the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus. She has participated in a variety of MUN and simulations of international institutions, seminars, workshops, while volunteering at local youth organisations, such as WeFor. Georgia has spent a Erasmus+ semester studying in Slovakia and has also completed an internship at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in Geneva, working on the Human Rights Council and the political portfolio of the Mission. Currently, she is employed as a researcher at an SME operating in the security and defense sector, working on research proposal for EU funded projects (Horizon, ISF, EDF etc.). As a member of WeFor, she has contributed in various ways through her roles as Project Development Manager, Education Associate and Associate to the CEO, growing into the position of Head of Growth, for which she is working with a team on expanding the organisation’s outreach and visibility, through digital marketing and building meaningful collaborations.
Fr 16:12 - 00:00