Events

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Trump abandons US climate leadership with pact withdrawal

While a disappointment, the United States’ notification of intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was already largely ‘priced in’ to political discourse and expectations. What matters most now is continued bold leadership—and hard, prosaic work—by the entities that have at least as much control over the future US emissions trajectory as the federal government.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Full Bio

Cynthia Quarterman is a distinguished senior fellow with the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. Quarterman served as the administrator of the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), from 2009 until 2014. She has been a key policymaker in energy development, safety, and transportation since the Clinton administration.

Throughout her expert handling of complicated issues, including deep-water oil and gas exploration and production, royalty collection, liquefied national gas (LNG) facilities, and the truck, rail, and pipeline transportation of the nation’s new energy bounty, Quarterman has been a steadfast advocate for responsible energy development and prudent regulations. Quarterman served as the head of PHMSA during the Obama administration and as director of the former Minerals Management Service during the Clinton administration. She has also served in numerous other capacities within the Department of the Interior and was a member of the Obama administration transition team at the Department of Energy. In addition to extensive experience within the federal government, Quarterman was also previously a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe and Johnson LLP, where her practice focused on issues related to transportation and energy.