Building clean energy infrastructure: Roadblocks, tradeoffs, and solutions


Building clean energy infrastructure: Roadblocks, tradeoffs, and solutions


Foreign Ministers to Speak at Brookings in Three Upcoming Events

Over the next ten days, Brookings is hosting the foreign ministers of three European nations in public discussions about issues facing their countries and the global community.

On May 6, Danish FM Martin Lidegaard will offer a European perspective on how the Ukraine crisis demonstrates the need for a coherent European energy policy—one in which strategic investments in renewable energy and green technology must play a central role. This event starts at 5:30 p.m. (EDT).

On May 13, French FM Laurent Fabius delivers an address on France’s foreign policy and the role of the transatlantic partnership in an increasingly unstable global environment, including views on the crisis with Russia over Ukraine, ongoing conflicts and tension in the Middle East and Africa, climate change and sustaining economic recovery. This event will be webcast live.

And on May 14, Italian FM Federica Mogherini offers perspectives on recent developments on the frontiers of Europe and how Italy and the U.S. can work together, along with the European Union and NATO, to address the ongoing challenges in Ukraine, the Mediterranean and beyond.

Brookings has hosted many other foreign ministers in the recent past, including:

Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Germany)

Avigdor Lieberman (Israel)
John Kerry (United States)
Carl Bildt (Sweden)
Ahmet Davutoğlu (Turkey)
Wang Yi (China)
Ioannis Kasoulides (Cyprus)
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (Qatar)

Hina Rabbani Khar (Pakistan)
Hillary Clinton (United States)
Guido Westerwelle (Germany)