On November 9, GMF’s Climate & Energy Program hosted a lunch event titled, "How do the U.S. mid-term elections affect the transatlantic climate and energy debate?" The off-the-record discussion provided expert analysis of the implications of the recent elections for the climate and energy debate, including how investors are likely to react, what a new Republican agenda on these issues might look like, and how energy legislation is likely to fare during the 112th Congress. The discussion focused not just on the implications of the switch of the House of Representatives to the Republican Party but also key events at state level like the rejection by Californian voters of a ballot initiative to suspend that state’s climate legislation. The panelists were Mark Fulton, Global Head of Investment Research at DB Climate Advisors; Joe Kruger, Policy Director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center; and Amanda Mertens Campbell, Republican General Counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Nigel Purvis, GMF Senior Fellow and President of Climate Advisers, moderated the event.