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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

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 1, 2020

The perfect storm: Global pandemic, recession, and hurricanes – As these crises pile up, how do we build a resilient recovery?

ONLINE EVENT – On the first day of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and with up to 18 storms predicted, this season brings the risks of climate change for vulnerable people and economies back into focus. Which finance, risk and policy strategies can storm-prone countries employ to reduce and cover those risks, particularly in light of the economic fallout of a global pandemic?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Thu, May 21, 2020

Resilience in a climate and COVID-19 era: Mobilizing local to global solutions

ONLINE EVENT – Will this pandemic – which has exposed our cracks and pronounced weaknesses in our communities, governments and systems – teach us to act now, through proven solutions, and fortify for the crises to come?

3:30pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, May 7, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Low carbon gases

ONLINE EVENT – Dr. Michael E. Webber, ENGIE’s chief science and technology officer, discusses the new technologies necessary to optimize the production and utilization of low carbon gases across the global energy system.

12:30pm ONLINE EVENT

Experts

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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Hurricane season, COVID-19 pose twin threats to vulnerable Caribbean islands

This year, the Caribbean must not only prepare for devastating storms, but also confront COVID-19, stretching scarce financial resources even thinner.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, May 28, 2020

Cooperation key to transatlantic coronavirus recovery and energy transition

Continued energy cooperation between the United States and the European Union has been key in reducing Europe’s energy dependence, but now must also help guide both countries out of the coronavirus economic crisis and cut global emissions in the face of continued climate change.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, May 21, 2020

How societies can fight pandemics and climate change at the same time

While many officials worry about their potential bandwidths to deal with two major problems at the same time, Dr. Aaron Bernstein explained that both crises “share the same causes and that means they share the same solutions.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Unprepared Ukraine must learn from Chornobyl fires

Wildfires in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone generated global headlines in April and also served as a warning to Ukraine of what to expect this summer following a dry winter season of record high temperatures.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Climate Change & Climate Action Ukraine

Wed, Apr 15, 2020

McLeod in Foreign Affairs: Building a Resilient Planet

The conventional wisdom holds that climate change is a problem for international organizations, big governments, and global corporations to solve. Only those major players can make a dent in global greenhouse gas emissions, the thinking goes, and only they can pool the necessary resources. Given the monumental scale of the coming climate crisis, anything short of […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience & Society

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Can hydrogen reconcile energy demand with climate concerns?

Hydrogen technology represents a promising, multifaceted pathway that could offer many industries a new strategy for navigating the transition to net zero emissions. However, the current cost of deployment seems to be the biggest obstacle for widespread adoption.

EnergySource by Mitali Mirle

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dual demand and supply shocks have created historic oil crisis, IEA executive director says

Dramatically lower oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and an emerging supply glut caused by the failure of major oil producers to cut production has slammed the global oil market with a crisis “unique in history,” according to Dr. Fatih Birol.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

South Asia: The road ahead in 2020

South Asia’s economies are powered by an energetic young population eager to embrace 21st century economic opportunities and conscious of their growing centrality to global geopolitical calculations. Whether the governments of South Asia’s countries are capable of delivering on this promise is another question. Each state faces serious policy and governance challenges that must be addressed in 2020

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Jamil in The American Interest: Climate Refugees and International Law

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Human Rights