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Energy Security and Climate Change Resilience

June 9, 2016 - June 14, 2016

Growing trends towards a “green energy” economy influence how international cooperation, environmental technologies, and government policies will develop in future years. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs presents a project that will incorporate these themes to educate participants in U.S. energy policy formulation, facilitate conversations about U.S.-European energy policy concerns, and to discuss strategies for strengthening international cooperation in key energy sectors. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about local and state energy initiatives; they will meet with Sustainable Cleveland, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the Port Authority, LEEDCo, Case Western Reserve University Great Lakes Energy Institute, and FirstEnergy Corporation.

CCWA will welcome participants from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Norway, and Sweden for this project in June. Each participant has a role in their country’s energy systems, which allows for a broad range of perspectives and discussions during the project.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program. 

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


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