Mr. Rufus Gifford, American Ambassador to Denmark (left) and Mr. Peter Taksøe-Jensen, Danish Ambassador to the United States (right)
Join Ambassadors Rufus Gifford (@rufusgifford) and Peter Taksøe-Jensen (@petertaksoe) for a one hour Twitter Q&A, focusing on how we can work together and learn from each other on climate, energy, and trade. We want to answer your questions, but we also want to hear your opinions. We want to listen to your suggestions, your ideas, your thoughts, and maybe even help make those connections that can change the future.
People learn from each other and combining different views and approaches make solving common problems much easier. Both Denmark and the U.S. share a deep commitment to countering climate change and to addressing the consequences of climate change. On June 23, we invite you to participate in a one hour Twitter Q&A about how our two countries can work together through trade and an exchange of ideas to come up with the best solutions for a more sustainable future.
How can the American bottom-up process - where individual cities and states are often the frontrunners when it comes to new groundbreaking solutions - combine with Denmark’s top-down, national legal framework approach to issues like alternative energy? How can we work hand-in-hand to identify the best products and solutions, and what can the two countries learn from each other’s approaches? How should we interact to make sure the best ideas make it to market and that the market is ready to use those ideas? We’ll address all these questions and all of your additional questions in the Q&A.
The Q&A will take place soon after the Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, which took place in Washington D.C. on June 16 – 17. It also occurs soon after the C40 Meeting in Copenhagen. Both events provide many answers on these issues, but also raised new questions about where the world is heading in the face of rapid climate change, how we can nurture sustainable solutions, and how further exchanges of knowledge and ideas can help get us where we need to be.
We welcome your questions about what the next steps should be, how we can work together, what the role the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership can play in achieving solutions, and why it makes sense to work together across the Atlantic on issues like this.
So join us and #AskUSDK on June 23 at 17:00 Danish time / 11:00 am EST.
Not on Twitter? Send us your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com from now until June 22, and we will post it during the Twitter Q&A session (in the interest of fairness, keep your question within the 140 character limit that exists in Twitter).