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Running up that hill – A new start for transatlantic climate policy


The situation prompts the question: What can Germany and the EU do to make strategic use of this new start? adelphi, commissioned by the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Parliamentary Group of the German Bundestag, analyses how to meet these challenges from a transatlantic perspective. Entry points for cooperation on multiple levels are identified and discussed against the background of the election results, but also with a view to the current climate policy discussions in Germany and Europe. As a result, new alliances are needed for climate protection with the new US Government but also at the level of the US Congress, with business and civil society movements that reach far into American society. Possible options and levels of action are analysed and eight concrete recommendations are summarised in the Policy Paper. This eight-point programme  shows how diverse a joint cooperation agenda can and must be designed to decisively counter the climate crisis from a transatlantic perspective – the programme is focusing on green finance, carbon pricing and green hydrogen, but also on crucial social areas such as climate justice.

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