On 19 June 2013, Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany's "Energiewende" in a European context. The moderated discussion featured Dr. Christian Hey, General Secretary of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). Susanne Langsdorf of Ecologic Institute moderated the discussion, which took place during a visitors program for 20 decision makers and journalists from Europe, G20, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Arab countries. The event was sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Riverside Chat provided a forum to discuss the effects of the German energy transition with its opportunities and challenges in a European context, highlighting the consequences of German decision making on neighbouring countries.
In addition to the core group, the Riverside Chat brought together distinguished participants from Berlin in the fields of policy-making, research, academia, civil society and business.