Trip to the USA
Participants: – alongside the Westphalian delegation: World Bank employees: Peer Stein (left), Henrike Hertz (3rd from left), Dörte Doemeland (4th left) and Sebastian Molineus (5th from left, back). Left beside Dr. Ulrich Möller Rev. Michael Neuroth, UCC Washington.
From August 25 to September 8, 2018, an eleven-member delegation headed by the Evangelical Church of Westphalia (ekvw) traveled to the United States on the way to the United Church of Christ (UCC). With: Oberkirchenrat Dr. med. Ullrich Möller, co-founder of One for the Climate e.V.
Highlights of the penultimate day of the delegation trip, apart from the visit of the German embassy in Washington, were above all the meeting with representatives of the World Bank. Experts from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) awaited the delegation on the topics “Climate Justice” and “Debt / Debt Relief of Distressed States”. In short statements, the delegation was introduced to its work, its global projects and the principles and criteria relevant to its work.
World Bank and IMF: Two of the most important institutions of international finance, two “global players”. But the church is also a “global player” with a worldwide network and her voice carries weight.
Therefore, Dr. Ulrich Möller took the opportunity to present the concept and purpose of “One For The Climate e.V.” which was co-founded by him. The aim of the organization is to promote international cooperation among citizens, scientific institutions, different churches, business enterprises and banks to finance and implement climate-resilient projects, especially for people without access to affordable and renewable energy. The presentation received attentive and appreciative attention.
The head of department for mission, ecumenism and ecclesiastical responsibility of the world was informed that World Bank experts and IMF will reach out to him to engage in further debate about the model. An unexpected success!