Against the backdrop of a global fossil-fuel crisis sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine, world leaders, policymakers, and activists are gathering in Egypt for COP27 to chart the way forward on the planetary threat of climate change. What are the ramifications for energy policy and climate adaptation and mitigation? Will rich countries deliver for the developing world? Our experts are on the ground to find out.
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GEC at COP27: Ambitions for All
November 6-18, 2022 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center is at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, to work alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions and ideas to achieve net-zero #AmbitionsForAll.
Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs
MENASourceSep 22, 2022
Egypt is hosting COP27. What are the expectations?
By Lama El Hatow
As the host country for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Egypt has a huge role to play during its presidency of the event, as all eyes will be geared towards how the country can lead by example.
The economic and social impact of climate change in the MENA region
A discussion prior to COP 27 in Egypt on climate change and sustainable economic growth in the Middle East region.
Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
EnergySourceNov 11, 2022
Partner perspectives: In emerging markets, partnerships and proof points are key to driving the energy transition
By Roger Martella
COP27 is an opportunity for emerging economies to lead the energy transition. Public-private partnerships can help drive progress towards their goals.
EnergySourceNov 10, 2022
Partner perspectives: The next unlock: Why software is key to the energy transition
By Scott Reese
The energy transition requires scale, but it also requires speed. Through the marriage of human ingenuity with data and computing power, software integration can enable the acceleration of electrification and decarbonization, moving the world closer to loftier climate ambitions.
COPNov 10, 2022
Nancy Pelosi and Kathy Castor at COP27: The US won’t abandon its climate leadership, regardless of who controls Congress
By Katherine Walla
The US House speaker and the chair of the climate committee appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
TranscriptNov 10, 2022
Transcript: Nancy Pelosi and Kathy Castor speak after the midterm elections about the future of US leadership on climate change
By Atlantic Council
Pelosi and Castor joined the Atlantic Council in Sharm el Sheikh to discuss the United States’ role in leading climate-change mitigation and adaptation.
EnergySourceNov 8, 2022
Partner perspectives: With COP27 underway, there’s no time to waste—public capital is a key conduit to a just energy transition
By Susan Flanagan
The sheer scale of needed investments to enact the energy transition will require an unprecedented mobilization of capital. Given its unique capabilities, public capital must play a significant part in this effort.
EnergySourceNov 4, 2022
Just Energy Transition Partnerships: Will COP27 deliver for emerging economies?
By Christopher Cassidy, Rainer Quitzow, and Maia Sparkman
The JETP model is poised to deliver results in South Africa. Now, at COP27 and beyond, the true test will be translating the model to other country contexts.