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Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference 2022
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6 - 8 July
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Our Conference This Year

 

The Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference 2022 is a three-day online coming together that seeks to further strengthen the climate and energy alliance between Germany, the United States, and Canada. This year's conference will convene from Wednesday, 6 July through Friday, 8 July

From panel discussions and journalistic interviews to live podcast recordings and business roundtables, our innovative formats will keep conversations fresh, informative, and leave plenty of room for interaction. The sessions are designed to provide a space for discourse and collaboration between national and sub-national actors, the private sector, civil society organizations, and youth change agents.

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Conference Events

July 6th

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6 July 2022

Financing Mechanisms for Loss and Damage

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Hosted by adelphi and our partners, Center for American Progress, this event examines transatlantic diplomatic avenues to enhance financing for Loss and Damage.

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6 July 2022

Getting the Last Mile to Net Zero

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Dortmund, Vancouver, and Pittsburgh representatives present presentations of their current efforts to decarbonize the last mile and create car-free cities.

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July 7th

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7 July 2022

Midterms and Transatlantic Energy and Climate Impact

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We are delighted to host Climate Advisers to comment on the US mid-terms and their relation to transatlantic energy and impact on the climate.

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7 July 2022

Critical Minerals from a Transatlantic Perspective

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Our partners at the non-partisan US policy forum, the Wilson Center, deliver insights into the issue of critical minerals, through a transatlantic lens. 

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July 8th

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This year's conference will create opportunities for meaningful exchange on both the national and sub-national levels on topics like:

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G7 Climate and Energy Outcomes
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Industrial Decarbonization and Net Zero
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Climate Clubs
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Embedded Carbon
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Global Shield Against Climate Risks
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Indigenous Environmental Justice
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Subnational Climate Policy
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Participants and attendees will have a chance to learn from peers working across disciplines to achieve society-wide carbon neutrality. 

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Last Year's Conference

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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
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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.

Panellists:

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

Moderator:

  • Justin Worland (Time Magazine)