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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

What China’s march to net-zero emissions means for the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a pledge to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Can China live up to the promises?

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Mapping green innovation ecosystems: Evaluating the success factors for the world’s leading greentech-innovation centers

Enabling current and future generations to mitigate climate change requires the urgent creation and scaling up of technologies that minimize and reverse the impact of human activities on the environment. The ecosystems that foster innovation in green technologies, and the success factors that enable these ecosystems, must be better understood in order to replicate them around the world.

Report by Peter Engelke, Margaret Jackson, Randolph Bell

Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: John Kerry, America’s first climate czar

It’s one thing to say you take the threat of climate change seriously. It’s another to create a new cabinet-level post for a “climate envoy,” give it to John Kerry, and save him a seat on your National Security Council. That’s the plan Joe Biden laid out this week. What difference will it make?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Margaret Jackson is the deputy director for climate and advanced energy in the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. From 2019 to 2020, Maggie was a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs fellow at the Institute of Economics, Japan, where she researched US-Japan energy security cooperation. Prior to working in Tokyo, she was a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, studying implications for Chinese overseas renewable energy investment. Maggie is also a former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and served in Japan and on multiple deployments to the Western Pacific. During her time in Washington, DC, she briefed senior leaders on US-China affairs and worked in operations and plans related to East Asia under the Chief of Naval Operations. Early in her career, she interned under the US Military Representative at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Maggie earned an MA from Georgetown University with a focus on energy and climate policy, and a BS with honors in Political Science and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from the United States Naval Academy.