Issue Spotlight: Climate Week 2019

Climate Week, which took place in New York City from September 23 – 29, was run in coordination with the United Nations (UN) and the City of New York.

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NEW ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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Featured: 2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Trump abandons US climate leadership with pact withdrawal

While a disappointment, the United States’ notification of intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was already largely ‘priced in’ to political discourse and expectations. What matters most now is continued bold leadership—and hard, prosaic work—by the entities that have at least as much control over the future US emissions trajectory as the federal government.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Youth climate activists aren’t just striking, they’re taking policy action

Millions of young people around the world took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike to demand that governments take bolder action to address the climate crisis. But youth activists are not just skipping school to protest, they are also taking concrete steps to influence the policymaking process.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Cyprus should heed UN climate summit’s call for action

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
one-on-one interview

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile

H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, discusses Chile's upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile's leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country's global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future?

Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future, enabling distributed energy resources to transact with each other and capture value, while collectively helping balance the grid?

EnergySource by Becca Hunziker

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Pyper quoted in KCRW on climate action summit and global climate strikes

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Livingston joins CGTN World Insight to discuss the UN Climate Summit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Livingston quoted in S&P Global on industrial decaborbization

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Events

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC