Climate and Energy Risks: A Transatlantic Comparison

Event Date: 
April 8, 2013 - 9:00am
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
AICGS and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik will be hosting an off-the-record conference on “Climate and Energy"

What: "Climate and Energy Risks: A Transatlantic Comparison”

When: Monday, April 8, 2013 from 9am to 5pm

Where: SEIU, Room 1004/06, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and experts from Germany and the United States, including Worldwatch's Alexander Ochs, this conference examines energy and climate risks in the transatlantic context. The conference is part of a project on “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation,” which examines the chances and impediments for transatlantic risk management. After workshops on economic and new emerging systemic risks took place last year, this conference focuses on climate and energy security risks, with case studies of the shale gas challenge and nuclear energy.

AICGS is a Washington-based, independent, non-profit public policy organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University that works in Germany and the United States to address current and emerging policy challenges in the German-American and transatlantic relationships.

The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs – SWP) has provided analysis on foreign policy issues not only to the Bundestag and the German Federal Government, but also to economic actors and the general public for the past 50 years. While the SWP initially dealt primarily with issues of disarmament, today there is a broad spectrum of analysis ranging from classic security policy issues to aspects of climate protection and the political challenges associated with resource scarcity.

Admission is free, but please RSVP.