LuxUnplugged Podcast

Adrien discusses with Claudia Hitaj the conclusions of the COP26 conference in general, and how this could translate into concrete action points for Luxembourg.

Show Notes

Adrien welcomes Claudia Hitaj, Research and Technology Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), to the show. A seasoned environmental economist, Claudia walks Adrien through the various conclusions of the COP26 conference and what it means regarding future commitments of developed nations vis a vis emerging countries in the climate change context. Unlike previous editions of this conference, she details how the public has been able to grasp the implications of such global summits thanks to better reporting produced by media outlets. Claudia then dives into the role of LIST in the wider Luxembourg ecosystem and how essential this organisation is when it comes to supporting the government in their efforts to decarbonise the economy over the long term. They also talk about the various initiatives that have been launched by LIST to accelerate the path towards decarbonisation. Finally, Claudia gives away a few concrete examples on how Luxembourg could act as a role model worldwide.

What is LuxUnplugged Podcast?

People from Luxembourg are quite familiar with the country’s discreet approach when it comes to blowing its own trumpet at the global scale. Despite its relatively small geographic print, the Grand Duchy punches well above its weight on the world stage!

This podcast is here to shed light on Luxembourg’s global influence from the perspective of two Luxembourgers living in London.