U.S.-Germany Working Group on Energy, Development, and Climate Change
Senior representatives from the United States and Germany met in Berlin on August 12, 2005 to initiate the "U.S.-Germany Working Group on Energy, Development, and Climate Change." This working group is a result of the joint actions on cleaner and more efficient energy, development, and climate change contained in the joint declaration by President George W. Bush and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in Mainz, Germany on February 23, 2005.
The Mainz declaration recognizes that the United States and Germany have a history of working together bilaterally and multilaterally to promote strong economic growth, reduce harmful air pollution, improve energy security and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Mechanisms of this collaboration include the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Delhi Declaration, the G-8 Gleneagles Plan of Action, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development Plan of Implementation. This cooperation is now further enhanced by the bilateral working group on energy, development, and climate change.
08/12/05 -- Joint Statement on the First Meeting of the U.S.-Germany Working Group on Energy, Development, and Climate Change; Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC