Series - Business, Science, Culture: Climate Edition

In this three-part series our experts present their unique perspectives on how to face the challenges of climate change and current environmental issues, by providing a historical, scientific and business lens to the topic.

Curated by the  Economic Department of the German Embassy in Washington this series features:


Andrea Wulf is a historian and award-winning author of several books, among them the NYT bestseller “The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt’s New World” which was published in 27 languages and has won fifteen international literary awards. She is also a regular contributor on radio and TV in Europe and the US. Based on her book “Founding Gardeners” of the early presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams she will discuss the roots of Environmentalism in the Early Republic.
Author and Historian
Dr. Friederike Otto serves as Associate Director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University and leads the distributed computing climate modelling project With her main research interest being on extreme weather events, Dr. Otto develops methodologies to answer the question 'whether and to what extent external climate drivers alter the likelihood of extreme weather.' Dr. Otto was named a New Scientist “One to Watch” and one of just ten international climate scientists to join the core writing team of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).
Associate Director, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
Katherina Reiche is CEO of Westenergie AG and Chairperson of the German National Hydrogen Council as well as a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development. She served as Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (2009-2013) and at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (2013-2015).
CEO of Westenergie AG and Chairperson of the German National Hydrogen Council

Save the Date!

The third and last event featuring Katherina Reiche will kick-off on June 11 at 2 PM EDT.  See the complete event description here

Event Information

April 30, 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Embassy Washington, Wunderbar Together, German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York