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.
Sandalow discussed U.S. progress on climate and energy policy under the Obama administration and Delbeke spoke about the status of the negotiations and the importance of U.S. and EU leadership in securing a successful outcome. The reception facilitated intelligence gathering and networking among top experts from the United States and Europe. It also provided a forum for guests from Congress, the United States and EU negotiating delegations, and NGO and business community leaders to discuss the progress of the negotiations.