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Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference 2022
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Our Conference This Year

 

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

From panel discussions and journalistic interviews to live podcast recordings and business roundtables, our innovative formats kept conversations fresh, informative, and left plenty of room for interaction. The sessions were 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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See individual event pages below to watch the recorded sessions

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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 examined 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 presented 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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Watch this recorded session hosted by Climate Advisers for comments 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, delivered insights into the issue of critical minerals, through a transatlantic lens. 

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7 July 2022

Water Diplomacy 4.0: Process Matters

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Watch this panel discussion by the German-American Fulbright Commission  on transatlantic water security.

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July 8th

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8 July 2022

International Trade and Industrial Decarbonization: Part II

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Our closing event saw TCB partners Climate Advisers, Atlantic Council and Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft provide final insights into transatlantic opportunities for industrial decarbonization.

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This year's conference created 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 had a chance to learn from peers working across disciplines to achieve society-wide carbon neutrality. 

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2021 TCB 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
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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)