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2021 Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference
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marc garneau last year's conf
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To build and strengthen transatlantic alliances in the industrial sector, between subnational actors, civil society organisations and young change agents adelphi and the German Federal Foreign Office convened a three-day high-level conference. The virtual conference picked up the momentum built at the March 2021 Transatlantic Climate Bridge Online Forum.

This year’s conference aimed to build a strengthened network of transatlantic cooperation showing new perspectives of climate policy transformation in terms of foreign trade, geostrategy as well as social policy. Participants presented approaches to transatlantic cooperation and discussed new initiatives.
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Opening Remarks from the 2021 Conference

The opening session gave an overview of the prospects for transatlantic cooperation in climate policy. There were welcoming remarks by former German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and by Marc Garneau, former Foreign Minister of Canada.

The welcoming remarks were followed by a moderated discussion. Topics reached from a foreign policy focus to a broader perspective including the business sector, sub-national cooperation and civil society.


  • Ambassador Emily Haber, German Embassy in Washington DC
  • Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, State of Wisconsin
  • Julie Cerqueira, Executive Director U.S. Climate Alliance


  • Justin Worland (Time Magazine)