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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

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

What the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement means for the global fight against climate change

The pandemic illustrated the critical role for strong national leadership in combating a crisis and what happens when countries—including the United States—fail to cooperate on a multilateral level to find a solution.

New Atlanticist by Margaret Jackson and Jorge Gastelumendi

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Event recap | Climate, tech, and security: Achieving greater power collaboration

On Wednesday, October 14, the GeoTech Center convenes experts to discuss new technology opportunities regarding climate change and national security. What can we turn to or develop to help bring about the required changes in human behavior and consumption, and how can great powers around the world collaborate to create that change?

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

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.