Energiewende goes international: Germany's energy dialogues gain pace

In the course of two new projects adelphi is supporting the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the design and organisation of energy dialogues with Japan and the USA, as well as bilateral energy relations with Australia, Canada, Korea and New Zealand.


The German Energiewende pursues ambitious goals for 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.

Close cooperation for a better Energiewende

As the Energiewende has become an important part of international perceptions of Germany's economy and society, the energy dialogues are to strengthen this particular public image. These dialogues moreover address interests of the private sector in order to support adequate market structures that promote renewable energies and establish energy efficiency technologies.

In order to deepen the energy dialogues with particular countries, the BMWi has commissioned adelphi with two three-years-projects: adelphi is supporting energy dialogues with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA as well as further dialogues with Japan and Korea.

As project leader, adelphi is cooperating with several partner organizations and the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. adelphi is additionally supplying scientific analyses and briefings on energy policy developments in the target countries, conceptualising and organising expert workshops and energy policy events, advising and supporting the BMWi in its strategic communications, and carrying out high-level delegation trips.

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