ELEEP Young Professionals in Los Angeles
Enlarge image (© Courtesy ELEEP) On Tuesday, March 7, Deputy Consul General Kathrin Steinbrenner met with members of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) to discuss transatlantic climate and energy cooperation during their visit to Los Angeles. The ELEEP group is currently traveling in California to explore climate change adaptation with a focus on water scarcity.
Some of the highlights of their trip to Southern California included a visit to the Carlsbad desalination plant, the Orange County Water District Ground Water Replenishment system, the Los Angeles River, the sustainability offices of the city of LA and LA county, and to coastal adaptation projects, as well as to green and blue infrastructures in LA.
Enlarge image (© Courtesy ELEEP ) Launched in 2011, the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is a dynamic forum for the exchange of policy solutions for young professionals from North America and Europe working on environmental and energy issues. ELEEP currently has over 100 members, split between North America and Europe. Members debate topics of the day online, meet regularly for study tours and other face-to-face activities and collaborate on transatlantic impact projects.
ELEEP is a joint program of the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, the Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute US, and is funded by member contributions, a grant from the European Commission, a grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation and a grant from the Allianz Foundation for North America.