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U.S. Climate and Energy Renewal Politics under Biden: A New Path Forward?


U.S. Climate and Energy
Renewal Politics under Biden:
A New Path Forward?

June 15, 2021
6:00 7:30 pm

Dr. Sarah Beringer
German Historical Institute Washington

After his predecessor in office, the climate change denier Donald Trump, gave a major blow to national and international climate action by withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord and rolling back Obama era as well as decades-old environmental and clean energy regulation, the newly elected U S President Biden has set a different tone. Following a presidential campaign in which the topic of climate change and renewable energy for the first time in U S history took center stage, Biden has laid out policy proposals that directly or in directly address the issue In her lecture, Dr. Beringer addresses Biden’s plans, his administration’s first achievements, and the challenges ahead.

Sarah Beringer is a research coordinator at the German Historical Institute Washington and a post-doctoral fellow in the Max Weber Foundation’s research project “Inter-action and Knowledge in the Pacific Region: Entanglements and Disentanglements.”
Her research focuses on U.S. economic, climate, and energy policy, as well as international relations, especially as it pertains trade and climate change negotiations between the United Sates and other major economies. Her second book project deals with U.S. clean energy/ technology governance in the context of a growing Chinese dominance in these markets.

Online event, to be streamed via Zoom. Please register via lecturesbonn@gmail.com.

In cooperation with the North American Studies Program of the University of Bonn.