Von Europas Fehlern lernen
Beim Klimaschutz gerieten die USA ins Hintertreffen. Sie holen schnell auf.
Kraemer, R. Andreas 2009: “Von Europas Fehlern lernen - Beim Klimaschutz gerieten die USA ins Hintertreffen. Sie holen schnell auf”. Internationale Politik, Vol. 2009, No. 1, 56-61.
"Europe's Bid – What we can offer Barack Obama" is the theme of the first issues in 2009 of the journal "Internationale Politik", published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). R. Andreas Kraemer contributed a preview of the possibilities for future cooperation between the US and Europe in climate and energy policy for jointly meeting the transformational challenges ahead, and in the Arctic, where the future of international relations may well be decided.
The central messages of the article are: After the Oil Crises, the Europeans learned their lesson and improved energy efficiency. In the United States, the change of mind took longer. Because the US has a higher capacity for innovation, they might yet become again a model for Europe. An important joint project would be cooperation in the Arctic, a region where the Cold War has been kept warm.