The Transatlantic Climate Bridge

adelphi leads the consortium behind the Transatlantic Climate Bridge (TCB), an initiative that works to promote and facilitate climate policy cooperation between Germany, the US, and Canada. Transatlantic cooperation between Germans, Americans, and Canadians is an essential element of achieving the Paris Agreement targets by rapidly and durably reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Improving each country’s understanding of the others’ climate-policy positions is at the core of our work.

The other members of the consortium are Stiftung 2 Grad, Climate Advisers, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Center for American Progress, IISD, E3G, the Society of Environmental Journalists, Polis 180, and SD Strategies. The funding for the initiative comes from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). The TCB was founded in 2008 and relaunched in 2021 to give fresh impetus to transatlantic cooperation.

The TCB carries out a variety of activities in pursuit of its mission. It informs and connects climate actors on both sides of the Atlantic. It advises relevant government stakeholders and facilitates existing cooperation initiatives. And through its website, event calendar, social media accounts, and newsletters, it provides information to aid the work of a wide range of organisations in the transatlantic climate space. It also works to bring new actors into the space, supporting third-party events, and publishes research and analysis on climate policy developments in each country.

The key plank of the TCB's work is its events and dialogue formats. These are:

  • Expert discussions open to the public
  • Roundtable discussions behind closed doors
  • Business roundtables
  • the "Climate Talks" podcast
  • Townhall meetings
  • Capacity-building visits
  • exchange programs

For more information, please visit the TCB's website.

Publications of this project