Conference "Opportunities and Ambition: Transatlantic perspectives on current climate and energy policies"

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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This conference will offer to participants the opportunity to engage conversation on the economic impacts of climate action and on ways the US and Germany are overcoming challenges. The question of how they can further reform their electricity markets and other sectors to reach and exceed long-term renewables and climate targets will also be of interest.

Germany and the United States are demonstrating that curbing carbon emissions and driving economic growth is not only possible, but is already underway. Though their efforts to address climate change leave room to go farther, both countries have earned a track record of reaping economic and other rewards from dramatically ramping up renewables, increasing the efficiency of vehicles and fossil fuel power plants and achieving significant carbon reductions.



  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the German Ministry for the Environment
  • Jonathan Pershing, a Principal Deputy Director, US Department of Energy
  • Rachel Goldstein, Global Sustainability Manager, Mars Incorporated
  • Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, US Department of Commerce
  • Samuel Adams, Director of the US Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute



Registraition is free but required. Please register here.


Capitol View Business & Conference Center
101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC
World outside Europe