The German Embassy and the World Resources Institute will be hosting an event to discuss policies for Germany and the United States to move to a low-carbon future, as part of the German government’s “Transatlantic Climate Bridge” initiative. The German government recently released a report showing that the country can transition to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2050, while maintaining its industrial base and benefiting its economy.
The event will feature Jochen Flasbarth, president of the German Federal Environment Agency (Germany’s equivalent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, also known as UBA), who will discuss Germany’s transition to renewable electricity. Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute, will discuss issues related to reducing carbon emissions in the United States and internationally.
The event is open to the press and members of the community.
Press event hosted by the German Embassy and World Resources Institute on transitioning to a low-carbon future
Wednesday, September 8, 2010,
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
(Metro: Red Line to Union Station)
Jochen Flasbarth, president, German Federal Environment Agency
Jonathan Lash, president, World Resources Institute
Ana Unruh-Cohen, deputy staff director, U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Kevin Lustig, +1(202) 729-7879, email@example.com