Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Event recap | Climate, tech, and security: Achieving greater power collaboration

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Related Experts: David Bray, Thammy Evans, Margaret Jackson,

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense Technology & Innovation

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There is clear consensus that for there to be any chance of reversing the climate crisis, we will need the coherent collaboration and leadership of the world’s major powers. It is also clear that there are hard security implications should a state fail or collapse due to climate induced pressures, as already seen in rising tensions and looming conflicts around the world. The technologies that can allow us to live with a much lower impact on our planet have existed for a long time, but what can we turn to or develop to help bring about the required changes in human behavior and consumption, and how can great powers around the world collaborate to create that change? Join the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center for an expert panel discussing these issues.


Thammy Evans
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Sherri Goodman
Senior FellowPolar Institute, Environmental Change and Security Program
Wilson Center

Margaret Jackson
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Jennifer Turner, PhD
Director, China Environment Forum
Wilson Center

Hosted by

David BrayPhD
DirectorGeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

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Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Event recap | Accelerating COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccine distribution strategies

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the GeoTech Center convened an expert panel to discuss solutions for accelerating COVID-19 testing and thoughts on how logistics, technology, data, and people can distribute vaccines once they become available.

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