#AskUSDK Twitter Q&A with Ambassador Gifford and Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen

Ambassadors Gifford and Taksøe-Jensen in the Embassy of Denmark earlier this year. (Photo: Embassy of Denmark in the U.S.)
Ambassadors Gifford and Taksøe-Jensen in the Embassy of Denmark earlier this year. (Photo: Embassy of Denmark in the U.S.)

Thanks to all of you who joined Ambassadors Peter Taksøe-Jensen (@petertaksoe) and Rufus Gifford (@rufusgifford) for the one hour Twitter Q&A, which focused on how we can work together and learn from each other on climate, energy, and trade. We received a lot of great questions and the dialogue was both constructive and fun. The total amount of tweets was 285 with a potential reach of 800.000 people. We’ll definitely look to do more digital sessions in the future, so stay tuned to the website and our twitter account @usembdenmark.

Please contact us if you have any suggestions, ideas or thoughts for similar events.

Ambassador Gifford and Argus getting ready to begin the Twitter Q&A. (Photo State Dept.)
Ambassador Gifford and Argus getting ready to begin the Twitter Q&A. (Photo State Dept.)

On June 23, we invited you to participate in a one hour Twitter Q&A about how our two countries can work together through trade and an exchange of ideas to come up with the best solutions for a more sustainable future.

The Q&A took place soon after the Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, which took place in Washington D.C. on June 16 – 17. It also occurred soon after the C40 Meeting in Copenhagen. Both events provide many answers on these issues, but also raised new questions about where the world is heading in the face of rapid climate change, how we can nurture sustainable solutions, and how further exchanges of knowledge and ideas can help get us where we need to be.

People learn from each other and combining different views and approaches make solving common problems much easier. Both Denmark and the U.S. share a deep commitment to countering climate change and to addressing the consequences of climate change. We hope this Q&A helped make new connections, made people aware of different ideas and approaches and helped both Denmark and the U.S. in our common efforts for a better, more sustainable, and more prosperous future!