Seeing is Believing – Lessons Learned from Germany’s Energy Transition from U.S. and Canadian Legislators

17:00 - 18:00 CET // 11:00 - 12:00 ET
Council of State Governments - Midwest
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Canadian War Museum, Atelier C and D
1 Vimy Place,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada

The Transatlantic Climate Bridge facilitates and promotes transatlantic cooperation on climate between Germany, Canada, and the United States. To reach this goal, the TCB has organized several rounds of study tours over the last decade, bringing American and Canadian subnational legislators to Germany to learn about Germany’s energy transition and to create space for mutual exchange of climate policy ideas. The trips have allowed discussions on challenges, opportunity to share best practices, and enabled legislators to identify actions to potentially bring back home.

In collaboration with the Council of State Governments (CSG) - Midwest, a non-partisan association of state officials from 11 US states and 4 Canadian provinces and co-organizers of the study trips, the TCB will host a study trip follow-up event during the TCB Conference 2023. The event, held in Ottawa, will feature past participants who will discuss their experiences on the trip, the benefits of transatlantic dialogue to further energy and climate policy, lessons learned, and any inspirations they have passed on to colleagues at home.


  • Laura Tomaka, Council of State Governments Midwest
  • Adrien Sala, Member of Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
  • Deb Andraca, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Mark Schreiber, Kansas State Representative