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Foreign Climate Policy – Fostering Energy Transition and Combatting Climate Change Worldwide Webinar

On December 6, 2023 during the COP28, Germany presented its new Strategy on Climate Foreign Policy. The strategy seeks to build strong partnerships with countries worldwide in the fight against climate change, maintaining biodiversity and securing renewable energy sources.

This strategy is a first in its kind and should be part of the external dimension of the EU’s Green Deal. While taking part in multiple international fora for climate cooperation, Germany also pursues its own interests by linking its foreign policy to climate and energy issues, which have been increasingly critical due to the war in Ukraine.

In this context, and with the upcoming European elections taking place at a time of growing uncertainty for the climate cause, what is the potential of Climate Foreign Policy for Germany, France, and the EU? How can emerging, developing and industrialized countries mutually benefit from climate and energy partnerships, and what are the challenges to make these partnerships work?

This event will present the main insights on Germany’s current strategy by looking at the development potential for climate cooperation.

12:30 | Welcome
Marc Berthold, Director, Paris office, Heinrich Böll Foundation
Eric-André Martin, General Secretary, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
12:35 - 12:45 | Study presentation on Germany’s Climate Foreign Policy 
Jeanette Süß, Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
12:45 - 13:30 | Panel Discussion
Gaïa Febvre, International policy coordinator, Climate Action Network - France
Alexandra Goritz, Policy Advisor – Climate Foreign Policy, German Watch
Jeanette Süß, Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
Sarah Champagne, Program Coordinator, Energy, ecological and social transition, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Paris 
13:30 - 14:00 | Q&A with the public 


Co-organized by the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Paris


The Webinar is public and will be held in English on the Zoom platform

The Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.


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For more information on this event, please send an email to naiker.cerfa@ifri.org with your full name and job title.

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