Ottawa Climate Talks

Ottawa Climate Talks Enlarge image (© German Embassy Ottawa) The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany launched the discussion series Ottawa Climate Talks in June 2015, in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris at the end of 2015 (COP 21). The Embassy started the discussion series to strengthen the German-Canadian dialogue on renewable energies and climate change.

Coming soon:


Christian Hochfeld, Director of Agora Verkehrswende
The role of electrifying the transportation sector to stop Climate Change

Previous speakers were:


Arne Jungjohann, policy analyst, energy expert and author of Energy Democracy

Energy Democracy: How citizens can shape Canada’s Renewable Future



Jürgen Trittin, MdB Green Party and former Federal Minister of the Environment

Manfred Fischedick, Vice President at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Let’s talk deep decarbonization! A climate vision for 2050



Dr. Camilla Bausch, Director of Ecologic Institute

Climate Change and Innovation: A post-Paris Agenda



Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of European Renewable Energies Federation

Renewables in a post COP21 world: are they really competitive?



Sabrina Schulz, Head of the Berlin office of Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)

Post COP21: Towards climate leadership?



Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, former Executive Director of UNEP and Federal Minister of the Environment

Ahead of Paris: Towards a new global climate deal


Prof. Dr. Anders Levermann, Professor of Dynamics of the Climate System; Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research; and Lead Author of Sea Level Change Chapter for the IPCC

Ahead of Paris: The Role of Science in Shaping Future Climate Policy


Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute in Berlin, and Founding Chairman of Ecologic Institute US

Germany in the Global Energy Transformation – Taking Stock before the Paris Climate Summit


Michael Mehling, Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Getting to Strong Climate Policies: Global lessons for a Climate Deal in Paris

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