Supporting Germany’s Energy Dialogue with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA

Industrial landscape with different energy resources. Sustainable development.

The German Energiewende pursues ambitious goals in terms of greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvements. Moreover, it reduces Germany’s dependency on fossil fuel imports and therefore its exposure to price and supply risks. Against this background, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is pursuing in its international energy policy cooperation the goal of building trusting and lasting energy relationships with partner countries. In addition to Germany’s formalized energy partnerships, the high-level yet non-formalized energy dialogues facilitate regular bilateral exchange between both governments and other institutions and stakeholders on key energy policy issues as well as common challenges and opportunities. By fostering mutual learning, the energy dialogues strengthen the energy transition in Germany and in the partner countries.

adelphi is supporting the BMWi in carrying out the energy policy dialogues with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. These highly developed OECD countries have excellent economic and political relationships with Germany. Moreover, they have a large potential and dynamism in the expansion of renewables and improving energy efficiency. Therefore, the energy policy dialogues between Germany and these countries can support the exchange of relevant experiences end the development of new areas of collaboration.

As project leader, adelphi cooperates with the partner organizations The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), The Renewables Academy (RENAC), and the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. adelphi additionally supplies scientific analyses and briefings on energy policy developments in the target countries, conceptualizes and organizes expert workshops and energy policy events, advises and supports the BMWi in its strategic communication and by carrying out high-level delegation trips.

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