Germany’s leadership role in Europe’s green agenda

What role can Germany play in Europe’s green transition and where has it come thus far?  

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  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Philipp Steinberg, Director General, Economic Stabilization and Energy Security, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Chaired by

  • Susi Dennison, Director of the European Power Programme, ECFR

The war in Ukraine has charted Europe on a new course to secure its energy supplies, at the same time it is fighting to drive forward its green transition. Germany is especially important in this grand challenge, being both the biggest industrial economy and importer of natural gas. With its new government facing a plethora of national and international challenges, it provides Europe also with the opportunity to take a leadership position in its green transition. 

This public virtual event will try to answer the following questions:

  • What role can Germany play in Europe’s green transition and where has it come thus far?  
  • How do we get different societal groups to buy into the political agenda needed to keep Germany on track for its climate ambitions?  
  • How could closer EU-Berlin cooperation boost Europe’s position on sustainable energy?  
  • How can Germany be an impactful European leader in multilateral efforts on climate?