WASHINGTON (March 8, 2017) — On Tuesday, President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in person for the first time since Trump took office. The meetings will cover a range of bilateral issues, including mutual interests around energy and climate change. The discussions between the two leaders are an important precursor to the upcoming G20 Summit being hosted by Germany in July.

Leading U.S. and international experts on the call will share perspectives on how climate and energy issues are likely to manifest in Merkel’s meeting with Trump, including security, migration and economic growth.

Merkel has previously indicated that she intends to raise climate change with Trump, saying, “Of course I’ll say that I believe that climate change is certainly caused by humans – and we’ll want to see if the position there develops.”

The call will be held on Friday, March 10, at 9:30am EST / 3:30pm CET.


Press Call with US-Germany experts discussing what to expect from Chancellor Merkel’s March 14 White House visit.


Friday, March 10, at 9:30am (EST) / 3:30pm (CET)


  • Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

  • Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute

  • David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute

  • Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Jessica Brand, World Resources Institute (moderator)


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