The Green Sofa
Established in 2015 the Green Energiewende Sofa is the icon of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD). It advertises the conference of the Global Energiewende and its annual liaising with other international summits and illustrious fairs in order to foster the global dialogue on the energy transition.
Between the BETD conferences the Green Energiewende Sofa, aka Green Sofa, travels around the globe: It has already toured to 6 out of the 7 continents. On its previous 39 global stops in 19 countries, The Green Sofa welcomed and interviewed around 1,000 high ranked personalities and took photos of more than 3,500 visitors. The Green Sofa had the honour to welcome very prestigious guests: The most prominent visitors have been the French President Emmanuel Macron, the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Peru Martín Vizcarra as well as the President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine. Moreover, the Sofa was delighted to host more than 400 international ministers & State Secretaries for energy, environment, the economy and foreign affairs.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the Green Sofa has paused its tour for the past two years, as you can easily imagine. But now it’s slowly but surely starting up again. You can experience BETD and the Green Sofa up close at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov 7 to 20. Follow our Twitter accounts for details and check out the official COP27 website!
- 40 stops, 500+ VIPs, 3500+ visitors
- 7000+ tweets, 55 million social media reach
- 6 continents (carbon offsetting)
Last stops of the Green Sofa
COP27, Shar, United Arab Emirates, 11-13 January 2019 | 9th IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11-13 January 2019 | Vaasa Energy Week, Vaasa, Finland, 18-21 March 2019 | Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019, Berlin, Germany, 09-10 April 2019 | Eurelectric Power Summit 2019, Florence, Italy, 20-21 May 2019 | Australian-German Energy Symposium & 2nd Australia-Germany Energy Working Group Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 September 2019 | German-French Energy Forum, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 | Sun World, Lima, Peru, 12-14 November 2019 | COP 25, Madrid, Spain, 02-13 December 2019 | 10th IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11-12 January 2020
Green Sofa Dialogues
We were all disappointed that the Sofa could not travel since 2020. So we thought: Take a break, make yourself a cup of coffee and join some of the best energy experts in the world. The Green Sofa Dialogue is a series of videos that brings the best of the energy transition to your sofa. Because we are all working from home anyway!
The Green Sofa on tour
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