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27 May 2022, 13:54
Sören Amelang

Germany and US formally launch climate and energy partnership

Clean Energy Wire

Germany and the United States have launched an energy partnership focused on accelerating climate action, speeding up the energy transition with new technologies, and promoting climate action in other countries. Both countries signed the joint declaration on the sidelines of the G7 climate and energy ministers’ meeting in Berlin. “Working groups on hydrogen, offshore wind energy, zero-emission vehicles and cooperation with third countries have already been established,” a joint press release said. Both countries will “endeavour to lead the world and joint efforts to solve the global climate crisis” and will “strive for an ambitious, economically vibrant and sustainable energy transition”, according to a joint declaration whose signing officially launches the partnership agreed last summer by then German chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Joe Biden.

The partnership is co-chaired on the U.S. side by the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, and on the German side by climate and energy minister Robert Habeck and foreign minister Annalena Baerbock. Germany’s environment ministry and others will also participate in the partnership.

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