Climate foreign policy in times of geopolitical crises

Climate foreign policy in geopolitical crises with Jennifer Lee Morgan
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18:30 2 May 2022 Deutsche Gesellschaft, für Auswärtige Politik e.V., Rauchstraße 17/18, 10787 Berlin, Deutschland / Zoom

E3G, The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and Germanwatch eV held a moderated discussion on climate foreign policy in times of geopolitical crises with Secretary of State Jennifer Lee Morgan, Special Envoy for International Climate Action at the Federal Foreign Office.

Climate foreign policy context

Despite the Russian war in Ukraine, the climate crisis remains high on the international agenda. In view of the advancing climate change, it is essential to make progress in reducing emissions and international climate finance in 2022 as well. Especially since the war against Ukraine is likely to have long-term effects on international energy relations.

Together with State Secretary Jennifer Lee Morgan, our panel guests and you, we would like to discuss fundamental questions of climate foreign policy: What are the consequences of the war for German and European energy and climate policy? How can Germany and Europe remain capable of acting in the face of simultaneous global crises? What steps are next on the agenda in climate diplomacy, for example within the framework of the G7?

Speakers included:

  • Dr Kira Vinke, Head of the Center for Climate and Foreign Policy, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
  • Dr Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, Global Issues Research Group, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
  • Maria Pastukhova, Senior Policy Advisor, Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)
  • Welcome: Ambassador Rolf Nikel, Vice President of the DGAP
  • Moderator: Lutz Weischer, Political Director Berlin Office, Germanwatch eV

This event was in German (DE).

Watch the recording here.


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