Projects and initiatives

Veterans Advanced Energy Project

The Veterans Advanced Energy Project is designed to drive US leadership in advanced energy by recruiting, equipping, and empowering military veterans who understand the importance of the evolving energy landscape to our future security and prosperity.

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Climate Change and Climate Action events

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

World refugee day: Stories of resilient women

Online Event A powerful conversation with refugee – and former refugee – women from around the globe as they share their stories of hope and triumph after surviving unforgettable hardship. These are stories of true resilience.

11:00am Americas Climate Change & Climate Action Migration Resilience & Society

Mon, May 17, 2021

African contributions to the climate finance conversation

On Monday, May 17, the Africa Center hosted an event on how to foster inclusive, green growth for African countries, featuring an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. The event also served as the launch of Ms. Emilie Bel’s new Africa Center report, Growing Green: Catalyzing Climate Finance in African Markets.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, May 10, 2021

Event Recap: “African and South Asian perspectives on the Leaders Summit on Climate”

It is a good start that President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate invited three South Asian nations and five African countries to present their perspectives to the world; however, Biden’s efforts were not adequate. Western world leaders need to pay special attention to what South Asian and African experts have to say. This moment in history provides a critical opportunity for enlightened policymaking that could enable African and South Asian nations to be a force for clean, green, and sustainable economic growth and industrialization; a failure to seize this moment by excluding their voices will undermine global climate action and lead to a ruinous future for over half the world’s population.

Event Recap by Damola Aluko

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

African and South Asian perspectives on the Leaders Summit on Climate

Online Event A panel discussion on the highlights and key themes of the Leaders Summit on Climate contextualized through the lens of South Asian and African policy.

9:00am Africa Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Commercial opportunities abound in young, urban, and integrated African markets

On Tuesday, April 20, the Africa Center hosted a panel on strengthening US-Africa commercial ties featuring an esteemed panel of stakeholders representing American Tower Corporation, Citi, Visa, the Green Climate Fund, and EbonyLife Media.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Experts

Content

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: “Climate Policies Could Hand Power and Profits Back to OPEC”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: A new era for NATO

The band is back together: NATO allies gathered at a Monday summit in Brussels. How will the meeting shape NATO’s future, and what cracks did it reveal in the Alliance?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Financing the future: Measuring and reporting climate-related risks

Financial regulatory institutions around the world are exploring initiatives to expand the mandatory-disclosure framework to provide meaningful perspective on exposures to climate-related risks. However, the stakes here are high. Mismeasurement can lead to material adverse consequences for economic activity. As a result, any changes will require very careful analysis.

Issue Brief by Barbara C. Matthews

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Fri, May 21, 2021

Pakistan must tackle extreme heat if it wants to be a geoeconomic power

Pakistani leaders promise to lead South Asia into an era of prosperity, however, leadership must realize that extreme heat resilience and sustainable economic growth are inextricably linked. Pakistan cannot achieve its goals of regional connectivity and economic wellness unless it revises its economic strategy to fully tackle its extreme heat crisis.

SouthAsiaSource by Damola Aluko, Kim Austin, and Fatima Khalil

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Thu, May 20, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing April 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Afghanistan China

Mon, May 17, 2021

African contributions to the climate finance conversation

On Monday, May 17, the Africa Center hosted an event on how to foster inclusive, green growth for African countries, featuring an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. The event also served as the launch of Ms. Emilie Bel’s new Africa Center report, Growing Green: Catalyzing Climate Finance in African Markets.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action
African markets - going green

Fri, May 14, 2021

Growing green: Catalyzing climate finance in African markets

While African countries are the most impacted by the effects of climate change, the continent is home to an abundance of natural resources and vibrant economic prospects. To face the climate emergency, overcome the economic shock of COVID-19, and ensure that African economic development is sustainable, growth can only be green. However, tapping into Africa's vast potential will require mobilizing billions in investment for infrastructure.

Report by Emilie Bel

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action
Hellisheidi Power Plant

Fri, May 14, 2021

Gigaton carbon removal and the Paris Climate Agreement

As the United States looks to meet its ambitious climate goals, increased development and deployment of carbon removal technology is crucial. However, in order to scale the technology to the level necessary, the entire value chain must be activated and incentivized.

EnergySource by Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and Doug Hollett

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, May 11, 2021

Experts react: EU and India clash on vaccines, make strides on trade

Leaders from the EU and India met virtually in Portugal, walking away with a renewal of free-trade negotiations, the start of two additional trade agreements, and a new Connectivity Partnership. Here's what our experts are saying about the meeting.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Mon, May 10, 2021

Event Recap: “African and South Asian perspectives on the Leaders Summit on Climate”

It is a good start that President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate invited three South Asian nations and five African countries to present their perspectives to the world; however, Biden’s efforts were not adequate. Western world leaders need to pay special attention to what South Asian and African experts have to say. This moment in history provides a critical opportunity for enlightened policymaking that could enable African and South Asian nations to be a force for clean, green, and sustainable economic growth and industrialization; a failure to seize this moment by excluding their voices will undermine global climate action and lead to a ruinous future for over half the world’s population.

Event Recap by Damola Aluko

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Events

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

World refugee day: Stories of resilient women

Online Event A powerful conversation with refugee – and former refugee – women from around the globe as they share their stories of hope and triumph after surviving unforgettable hardship. These are stories of true resilience.

11:00am Americas Climate Change & Climate Action Migration Resilience & Society