Tackling the Climate Crisis and Greening Our Economies

A Trans-Atlantic Conversation

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our country and the world. The devastating Australia bushfires are the most recent demonstration of what’s at stake, both at home and on the global stage. Urgent and decisive political leadership, such as a Green New Deal, is needed to address this crisis and turn it into an opportunity to rebuild our infrastructure, create millions of well-paying jobs, and address social injustice. The European Union has developed an ambitious agenda at home and is pressing for stronger international action. In the United States, governors, mayors, businesses, universities, activists, and communities across the country are leading the way with innovative policies and ideas. On both sides of the Atlantic, political leaders are connecting. We must learn from these leaders, both domestically and internationally, to take action as quickly as possible and build a just and 100 percent clean future.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a forward-looking conversation between two of the most prominent advocates for green economic transformations from both sides of the Atlantic. Robert Habeck, co-chair of the German Green party, and former governor of California Jerry Brown (D) will discuss the urgency of the climate crisis; state of climate policy and activism in the United States and Europe; and an agenda for global action for 2020 and beyond.

Introductory remarks:
John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress

Distinguished guests:
Robert Habeck, Co-Chair, German Green party
Jerry Brown, former Governor, state of California

Moderator:
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President of Energy and Environment, Center for American Progress

Location

1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Additional information

Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

Accessibility: Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event. If you require ADA-related accommodations for your in-person attendance at this event, please email events@americanprogress.org as soon as possible so that we may assist you.