The Inflation Reduction Act and the Green Deal Industrial Plan: Transatlantic cooperation on critical minerals
15:00 - 16:30 CET // 09:00 - 10:30 ET
adelphi + E3G + Wilson Center
The United States' Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the European Union's Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP) are historical pieces of legislation aimed to rapidly decarbonize the U.S. and EU economies, with a strong emphasis on the role of industrial decarbonization in achieving Paris Agreement targets. Critical minerals are of immense importance within this conversation. As a key component to many green technologies, ensuring safe, sustainable, and secure supply chains for these minerals is critical to the global energy transition.
In light of the IRA and the GDIP, the U.S. and EU have the opportunity to develop transatlantic engagement with third countries on critical minerals that can catalyze green, local value chains in partner countries, avoid extractivism and labor abuses, and enable those countries’ green transitions, all while pursuing diversified, strong, and secure critical mineral supply chains.
This event, hosted as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference 2023 explored the opportunities provided by the IRA and the GDIP for transatlantic cooperation on critical minerals.
John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the U.S. President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
Ruben Kubiak, Trade Affairs Officer, DG Trade, USA and Canada Unit
Benjamin Gedan, Director Latin America Program and Argentina Project, Wilson Center
Mary Hellmich, International Climate Policy Consultant, adelphi
Claire Healy, Senior Associate, E3G
Duncan Wood, Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives, Senior Adviser to the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center (moderator)