Since Obama´s election for a second term, the European Union has looked at the other side of the Atlantic with a glimpse of hope for specific outcomes and new forms of climate leadership from the government of the United States. The re-elected President has indeed made substantial and fairly bold statements on the necessity to tackle climate change, notably in his State of the Union Speech. Europe, meanwhile, is going through a challenging time for its climate ambitions. What are the prospects and challenges for new transatlantic cooperation on climate and energy?
On May 6, 2013, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union and The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted a lunch debate with GMF Senior Fellow Andrew Light to discuss the opportunities for transatlantic cooperation on climate and energy in the second Obama administration. Read the report here.