Fast ThinkingAug 9, 2021
FAST THINKING: What the UN climate report didn’t say
By Atlantic Council
The report maps a path to avert planetary catastrophe if humans completely stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2050. But is that even possible?
EnergySourceJul 15, 2021
Fit for 55: Reshaping global climate leadership and transatlantic cooperation
By The Global Energy Center
Global Energy Experts analyze the impact and highlights from the newly released European Union "Fit for 55" climate action package.
George T. Frampton is a distinguished senior fellow and the director of the Transatlantic Climate Policy Project at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. He was a former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Responsible Growth, an organization started in 2015 to build a bipartisan dialogue around carbon pricing as a key element in addressing climate change.
In 2019, he was the Richard Holbrooke inaugural fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, where he organized and presented at a number of workshops and conferences on the relationship between European and US climate policy.
Frampton’s background combines science, economics, and law. Before chairing the CEQ from 1998 to 2001, he served as assistant secretary of the interior for fish, wildlife, and parks and as president of The Wilderness Society. He has been senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, working in the firm’s climate and clean energy practice, and a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LP.
He served as deputy director and chief of staff for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s investigation into the Three Mile Island nuclear accident; assistant independent counsel during the investigation of Edwin Meese III; and was special counsel to the State of Alaska in 1985. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Frampton served as an assistant special prosecutor with the US Department of Justice on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force where he worked on the grand jury investigation and trial of President Nixon’s top aides in the Watergate cover-up.
Frampton has a degree in physics from Yale College, a Master of Laws in advanced economic theory from the London School of Economics, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. In 1971, Frampton served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.