This piece was written by a European and an American both deeply engaged in efforts to moderate global warming, and each of whom has lived in both Europe and the United States. We give a perspective on the present situation regarding climate change in Europe; a parallel perspective on the situation in the U.S.; and then close with a series of recommendations and policy opportunities that should be on the agenda of the transatlantic partnership, but which reflect the reality that Europe is the leading geopolitical unit today in defining and mobilizing global progress toward a regime of carbon limits that holds out the possibility of avoiding the most catastrophic consequences of global warming.
Dinner Speech, May 11, 2006
Bren School Corporate Partners Summit
Tomorrow, we shall discuss the science, management and economics of catastrophes. After Katrina, this is one of the hot debates in this country and the world. I seem to observe some kind of a new mindset setting in and do hope that the Bren School and the [...]
Keynote Address to the Transatlantic Policy Consortium Plenary Meeting, Speyer, 16 –18 June, 2003
Transatlantic Perspectives on Liberalization and Democratic Governance
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, MP, Chairman of the Environment Committee
When I began preparing this address on the Old and New Europe in their transatlantic relations, I saw with a degree of relief that hundreds of [...]