The Climate Network - Revitalizing Transatlantic Relations for a Green Economy
AboutThe Heinrich Boell Foundation is revitalizing transatlantic relations for a green economy through its Climate Network activities. The program builds upon the close cooperation between the Heinrich Boell Foundation's offices in Washington, Brussels and Berlin to facilitate a coherent transatlantic exchange on these issues.
The Climate Network aims to address some of the most pressing questions regarding our low carbon energy transition in a variety of settings. It strengthens discussions around policy mechanisms that stimulate innovation, reduce carbon emissions and provide a motor for job creation and increased energy security. The role of German and US rural communities and their best practice examples constitute the thematic focus of this policy dialogue. The geographic focus is on US Midwestern states and progressive German states such Schleswig-Holstein and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Emphasis is also placed on the rural communities' role in generating vital tax revenues which help to improve public budgets which in turn can help to accelerate the transition into a low carbon economy.