The German Marshall Fund sent a delegation of eight staff and two senior fellows to the two-week Copenhagen climate negotiations to host five high-level events. The goal of these events was to bring together key U.S. and EU stakeholders in the climate debate to network, share intelligence on the progress of the negotiations, and discuss transatlantic cooperation in securing a positive outcome at COP15. The discussions also focused on the likely implications of Copenhagen on domestic climate policy in the United States and Europe.
Read more about each event below:
Designing a transparent and credible global carbon market at COP15 On December 16, GMF in partnership with the Nicholas Institute at Duke University hosted an official UNFCCC side-event on how the United States can design a transparent and credible carbon market with the possibility of linking to a future global carbon market system. The event featured Jos Delbeke, Deputy Director-General for Environment, European Commission; Nigel Purvis, Senior GMF Fellow and President of Climate Advisers; Patrick Woodcock, Legislative Assistant for Senator Olympia Snowe; and Martin Gitlin, Managing Director, Noble Carbon.
U.S. Center reception for U.S. and European policymakers at COP15
On December 16, GMF hosted a reception at the U.S. Center featuring David Sandalow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Jos Delbeke, Deputy Director General of DG Environment at the European Commission. German Marshall Fund Senior Director of Policy Programs, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff welcomed guests and offered opening remarks.
Climate and energy funders briefing at COP15 On December 15, Senior GMF Fellow Nigel Purvis and Director of International Climate Policy at the World Resources Institute Rob Bradley briefed a delegation of 50 climate and energy funders on the status of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
No green growth without innovation
On December 15, GMF in co-operation with Bruegel organized a side-event to the COP 15 entitled No green growth without innovation. The event focused on a paper recently published by Bruegel under the same name. The panel consisted of Reinhilde Veugelers and Phillipe Aghion from Bruegel, Per Callesen, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Denmark, and Nigel Purvis, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMF. The event was moderated by Lord Jean Pisani-Ferry from Bruegel.
The U.S. climate and energy debate, Copenhagen, and beyond at COP15
On December 14, GMF in partnership with the Nicholas Institute at Duke University and Evolution Markets hosted a dinner event in Copenhagen. The event connected key stakeholders in the climate debate from the United States, Europe, and emerging economies to discuss the status and implications of the Copenhagen negotiations.