The City of Tomorrow

How can we meet future energy challenges? This question will be discussed by American and German experts on the occasion of the G7 Energy Minister Summit in Hamburg in mid-May.

Providing clean, reliable and affordable energy is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are still important energy sources, while renewable energies are becoming more important, not only in Germany, but also in other European countries and North America.

Energy sustainability is about finding the balance between a growing economy, the need for environmental protection and social responsibilities in order to improve the quality of life for current and future generations. In short, it is about meeting the needs of today’s world without compromising the needs of future generations.

The event is jointly organized by the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the KommunalAkademie.

Event venue: Kühne Logistics University, Großer Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

Participation is free of charge. Registration is required until May 4 via email at: kas-hamburg@kas.de

18.00  Registration
18.30  Welcoming addresses

  • Andreas Klein, Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Hamburg
  • Michael Gray, U.S. Consul for Political and Economic Affairs

18.45  How can we meet future energy challenges? Perspectives from Germany, Europe and the United States

  • Professor Dr. Hans-Martin Henning, Deputy Director, Energy Efficient Buildings, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg
  • Eileen V. Quigley, Director of Strategic Innovation Climate Solutions, Seattle
  • Stefan Schurig, Climate Energy Director, World Future Council, Hamburg

19.15  Discussion

20.30  Get-together