Online Event – Changing the climate

Changing the Climate: Bridging Transatlantic Perspectives for Climate Action


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EDT | 

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CET 

Welcoming Remarks

Vassilis Ntousas

Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies


Jytte Guteland

Member, European Parliament

Alice Hill

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations

Nick Mabey

Co-Founding Director and Chief Executive, E3G

Jacob Werksman

Principal Adviser for International Aspects of EU Climate Policy, European Commission


Megan Richards

Visiting Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

One of President Biden’s first initiatives once in office was to rejoin the Paris Agreement, signaling a complete shift in U.S. climate policy. The president went even further with his announcement to convene a climate summit on Earth Day, April 22nd, further reinforcing the administration’s intent focus on this policy issue. This has largely been viewed as a welcome change across the Atlantic. These initiatives will help the U.S. and Europe synergize their efforts and establish real momentum for change in climate policy. This session will explore how transatlantic climate policy will evolve over the coming years and what needs to be done to meet the set targets. It will also look at the possibility for more collaboration with China on this issue and its potential impacts. 

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandria Chastenet de Géry at

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together.

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