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Our goal is to promote and facilitate transatlantic cooperation on climate and energy policy. We work to address the political and societal challenges of the vital transition to greenhouse gas neutrality.

Transatlantic cooperation between Germans, Americans, and Canadians is an essential element of achieving the Paris Agreement targets by rapidly and durably reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Improving each country’s understanding of the others’ climate-policy positions is at the core of our work.

How do we pursue our goal? We inform and connect climate actors on both sides of the Atlantic. We advise relevant government stakeholders and facilitate existing cooperation initiatives — for example between the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And through our event calendar, social media accounts, and newsletters, we provide information to aid the work of a wide range of organizations in the transatlantic climate space.

We also encourage new actors to work on transatlantic climate cooperation. We publish research and analysis on climate policy developments in each country, including on the sub-national level, and we serve as a platform for new actors who want to learn more about the field. We facilitate and support third party events — offering content support and speakers, advice on event management, and even funding.

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Hold transatlantic climate events & dialogues
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Support partner & third-party transatlantic climate events
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Publish transatlantic climate research & analysis
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Facilitate government-to-government dialogue
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Monitor transatlantic climate developments & advise governmental bodies
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Our Dialogue & Exchange Formats
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that examine complex issues and explore the scope for developing joint strategies in the German, US, and Canadian contexts. These discussions are open to the public and provide depth of content and scientific expertise, prerequisites for informed action at the political level.
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Roundtable discussions
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behind closed doors that provide an opportunity to make positions visible, highlight areas of tension, identify potential for cooperation, involve new actors, and explore new alliances. These discussions involve national and sub-national political decisionmakers in order to cover the broad spectrum of TCB target groups.
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Business roundtables
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that bring together different industries and industry representatives from Canada, the U.S. and Germany to share decarbonization strategies and exchange experiences with climate policy measures. The roundtables aim to identify best practices in the industrial sector and provide a space for discussion between key companies in individual sectors.
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Our podcast
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where actors from the US, Germany and Canada exchange ideas on a range of climate policy topics. The podcast hopes to inform opinions on climate- and energy-related issues in the transatlantic relationship, put these issues on the political agenda, and communicate them to the public.
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Public discussions & townhalls
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that gather opinions on various topics and involve broader sections of the population in the transatlantic dialogue. These fora will bring to the fore topics of the climate policy agenda that require special attention or that so far have received too little notice, such as climate justice. We take care to involve civil society organizations, especially representatives of disadvantaged groups, that are too often absent from the discussion.
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Visits & capacity building
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that promote face-to-face exchange and network building among climate stakeholders. Such meetings may focus on, for example, good decarbonization practices in industry or on individual technologies, such as hydrogen. Physical and virtual visits make it possible to learn from successful practices in a vivid and tangible way.
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Exchange Programs
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that promote deeper transatlantic learning processes as well as the exchange of information between administrations. Through transatlantic fellowships and study tours, key climate policy issues will be illustrated via practical implementation.
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TCB presentations at third party events
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that communicate our activities to other actors.
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