Global Energy Forum at COP28
The eighth Forum will be held in Dubai as energy and climate decision-makers converge for COP28. The Forum will take place in the COP28 Green Zone Connect Conference Center (Dec. 5) and the Palm Jumeirah (Dec. 7).
Issue BriefSep 18, 2023
Guarantees 2.0: Meeting climate finance needs in the Global South
By Ian Callaghan, George Frampton, Ken Berlin, and Frank Willey
Transforming global energy, manufacturing, and transportation systems for a net-zero future requires a huge investment, but current financial flows toward these goals are vastly insufficient.
Issue BriefAug 24, 2023
Transitioning to the clean energy grid: A deep dive into the levelized cost of electricity
By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey
To benefit fully from the lower cost of generating renewables and to achieve a transition to a clean energy system as rapidly as possible, the United States must implement a more efficient planning and permitting process.
EnergySourceAug 10, 2023
Launching the IRA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund could lessen the energy burden for low-income communities
By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey
To maximize the benefits of the GGRF, stakeholders should prioritize projects that most reduce the energy burden in low-income communities and address the barriers to investing in low-income communities.
Ken Berlin is a senior fellow and the director of the Financing and Achieving Cost Competitive Climate Solutions Project at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He has devoted his career to leadership on environment, energy, and climate-change issues. From 2014 to May 2022, Berlin was the president and chief executive officer of the Climate Reality Project, an organization founded and chaired by former US vice president Al Gore. He built the project into an international organization with offices in eleven countries and 130 chapters in the United States. The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to building public support for addressing the climate crisis. It has led multi-day trainings for over forty thousand climate activists, gathered the activists into a powerful international grassroots network, and activated them to work on climate-crisis issues and solutions.
Berlin was a co-founder with Reed Hundt in 2010 of the Coalition for Green Capital, an organization that works with governments at the international, national, state, and local levels to establish green bank finance institutions to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation. Prior to that, he chaired the Environmental and Climate Change practices at the law firm of Skadden Arps where he was recognized as one of the leading climate-change attorneys in the United States and internationally. He has extensive legal and policy expertise on US and international environmental issues including clean energy; corporate compliance; environmental, social, and corporate governance; biodiversity; and forestry.
Berlin has served as chairman of the board of the Environmental Law Institute, the Center for International Environmental Law, the American Bird Conservancy, and Rare. He has served on the boards of other wildlife and environmental organizations and was involved with founding of the Alliance for Zero Extinction. He founded the Wildlife and Marine Resource s Section in the US Department of Justice.
Berlin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School.