“Towards a Transatlantic Green Deal?” on 22 June 2021, co-convened with the Stiftung 2 Grad, the We Mean Business Coalition, and Ceres, aimed at launching a discussion about what industry on both sides of the Atlantic now needs for the transition to climate neutrality: How will the EU Green Deal and the US Green Deal become a success story for innovation, competitiveness and jobs, for a just and sustainable tomorrow?
Ideas generated during the debate will form the basis for future transatlantic activities to be supported by the German government in its ambition to foster transatlantic climate cooperation.
Representatives from companies, business networks and associations, entrepreneurs as well as policy makers presented their ideas for a stronger transatlantic cooperation for supporting companies on the transition to climate neutrality.
The objective of the discussion is to address the following subjects and questions:
- What do industry leaders now need from policymakers for making them frontrunners in the global transition to climate neutrality?
- What are promising examples and entry points for sectoral transformation and what are specific industry contributions to ambitious 2030 climate change targets?
- What are the coalitions we need to build and who are the partners and networks to support an ambitious and meaningful business dialogue on the transition to climate neutral industries?
- Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director, Stiftung 2 °
- Maria Mendiluce, Chief Executive Officer, We Mean Business
- Marc Vanheukelen, EU Climate Diplomacy Ambassador
- Tim Scharwath, Board Member, DHL
- Jon Morrish, Board Member, Heidelberg Cement
- Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President & CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG)
- Judith Judson, Head of U.S. Strategy, National Grid
- Cynthia Williams, Global Director, Sustainability, Homologation and Compliance, Ford Motor Company
- Justin Worland (Time Magazine)