Transatlantic Dialogue on Industrial Transformation& a Carbon-Neutral Economy


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Climate change poses an existential threat to humankind. However, it is also an opportunity to rethink and restructure our economies in a sustainable and socially just way. As two of the leading global economies, the United States and Germany are at the forefront of these debates. The German “coal commission”, a multi-stakeholder group, just developed recommendations for phasing out the use of coal for energy production in Germany by 2038. In the U.S., progressives are advocating for transformational climate solutions and are pushing forward climate policies at the local, state, and national levels. The BlueGreen Alliance and its labor union and environmental organization partners recently released Solidarity for Climate Action, a unifying vision to address the dual crises of climate change and economic inequality while creating an economy that will work for all Americans.

Panelists:
**Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman, German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy
**Jason Walsh, Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance
**Greg Adams, President, UWUA Local 175

Moderated by
**Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics, Brookings

A light lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Location

Eaton DC
1201 K Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20005

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