US-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership
In 2021, the US-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership was launched and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden officially announced closer cooperation on energy and climate. The partnership was formalized in May 2022 at the G7 meetings with a Joint Declaration of Intent between the two countries.
The German American Chambers of Commerce (AHKs), together with the German project partner adelphi and the Renewables Academy (RENAC), support the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in implementing the climate and energy cooperation. Together, the German American Chambers of Commerce and adelphi form the German Support Office of the partnership, which is located in Chicago and is supervised by the German American Chamber of the Midwest (GACC Midwest).
As a cooperation, we develop and implement numerous dialogue formats with the project partners, including bilateral meetings with federal and state governments and other relevant institutions from the partner countries. We also organize and implement high-level public events, workshops, and local business advisory councils in the US.
The energy cooperation activities generate momentum for energy policy in Germany and in the partner countries. In addition, the project addresses the concerns of the private sector to support appropriate market structures for the expansion of renewable energies and the dissemination of energy-efficient technologies. The partnership's current focus lies on offshore wind, hydrogen, electromobility and cooperation with third countries.
Press release on the official establishment of the US-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership:
Additional information on the US-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership:
- Informationsblatt zur Klima- und Energiepartnerschaft zwischen den USA und Deutschland (bundesregierung.de)
Expert delegation trip to Germany on offshore wind: