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German-Canadian Energy and Raw Materials Partnership

Together Towards More Resilience?!

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Achieving climate targets and the global energy transition requires international cooperation. For this reason, the German government has entered bilateral energy partnerships – among them the Canada-Germany Energy Partnership established in 2021.


The Canada-Germany Energy Partnership currently focuses on the hydrogen alliance, raw material security for the energy transition and the just transition. Due to increasing demand for raw materials, rising geopolitical tensions and intensifying (system) competition, this partnership will become ever more important.


In cooperation with the Atlantik-Brücke and together with the Canadian delegation of KAS Canada, we would like to take stock of the Canada-Germany Energy Partnership and discuss its further potential. The event "German-Canadian Energy and Raw Materials Partnership" will take place on June 27 from 13:00 to approximately 17:00 at the AXICA Kongress- und Tagungszentrum (Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin).



13:00 Arrival and Light Lunch

14:00 Welcome Address and Introduction

Sabina Wölkner
Head of Department 2030 Agenda
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

14:15 Panel I: Potential of an Energy and Raw Materials Partnership between Germany and Canada

Patrick Chevalier
Director, Environmental Science, CanmetMINING, Lands and Minerals Sector
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada


Oliver Grundmann MP
Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear
Safety and Consumer Protection
Deputy Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Climate Action and Energy

Shannon Joseph
Energy for a Secure Future

Anne Lauenroth
Deputy Head of Department International Cooperation, Security, Raw Materials and Space
Federation of German Industries (BDI e.V.)

Dr. Daniel Wicklum
The Transition Accelerator

Moderator: Julia Friedlander, Atlantik-Brücke

15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 Panel II: Prerequisites for Profitable Cooperation - LNG, Hydrogen and Raw Materials

Karol Bednarek
Consultant Raw Material Availability
VDA – German Association of the Automotive Industry

Heather Exner-Pirot
Senior Fellow and Director of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
Macdonald-Laurier Institute

Tom Hoefer
Senior Advisor
NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines


Dr. Frank Umbach
Head of Research, European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)
Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), University of Bonn

Moderator: Sabina Wölkner, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

16:30 Closing Remarks

Dr. Norbert Eschborn
Director KAS Office Canada
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.



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AXICA Kongress- und Tagungszentrum
Pariser Platz 3,
10117 Berlin

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Policy Advisor Energy and Resources +49 30 26996 3595 +49 30 26996 3551

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