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 was on the ground 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 4, 2022
To meet energy security and climate goals, Africa needs investment in infrastructure
By William Tobin, Maia Sparkman
To this point, Western engagement in Africa has primarily taken the form of aid. For the continent to achieve widespread electrification and form the foundation for robust economic growth, that engagement will need to morph into investment and partnership.
EnergySourceNov 3, 2022
The IEA World Energy Outlook 2022 highlights climate finance needs ahead of COP27
By Emily Burlinghaus
The new IEA World Energy Outlook 2022 should be used as a roadmap at COP27 for the allocation of climate-oriented resources. Doing so would better enable developing nations to ride the wave of interest in clean technologies amid the global energy crisis and share in the benefits of the transition.
EnergySourceNov 2, 2022
A new Europe-MENA energy interdependence: The role of hydrogen
By Giampaolo Cantini
A deeper Europe-MENA relationship could aid a secure transition in Europe and create lucrative low-carbon export opportunities and industries in North Africa. Hydrogen could be the cornerstone of these new ties, and COP27 could be the perfect forum to develop them.
EnergySourceNov 1, 2022
China’s energy security realities and COP27 ambitions
By Joseph Webster, William Tobin
China will enter COP27 firmly playing both sides of the energy transition. The country is a global leader in clean technologies, but it is also pouring money into new coal plants and production. Beijing may have to choose between its climate aspirations and its coal realities to compete successfully with the West.
EnergySourceNov 1, 2022
How Europe can salvage its climate credibility at COP27
By Michał Kurtyka and Paddy Ryan
Europe’s recent energy policies have begotten accusations of climate hypocrisy, as the continent blocks access to financing for gas projects in developing countries yet scours those countries for gas supplies for its own use. At COP27, Europe can—and should—responsibly reconcile those contradictions.
EnergySourceOct 31, 2022
COP27 and financing for sustainable energy development
By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.
COP27 will place the issue of climate finance front and center. The need to provide adequate support for developing nations beset by climate-related hardship and pursuing transition policies cannot be overstated.
The Atlantic Council’s coverage of the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, listed by year.