German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection , U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, German Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and U.S. Energy Deputy Secretary David M. Turk today concluded a joint declaration for a U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership. The signing of the joint declaration took place on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the G7 climate, energy, and environment ministers in Berlin. The climate and energy partnership between the United States and Germany aims to intensify cooperation in the field of energy and climate.
The Climate and Energy Partnership joint declaration identifies three key areas of collaboration:
1) accelerating climate action to ensurea net-zero future;
2) developing and deploying technologies to speed the energy transition; and
3) promoting ambitious climate policies and energy security in third countries.
The U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership is co-chaired on the U.S. side by the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, and on the German side by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection, and other ministries or departments will also participate in the partnership.
Working groups on hydrogen, offshore wind energy, zero-emission vehicles and cooperation with third countries have already been established.
Today’s signing of the joint declaration officially launches the partnership.