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

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Powering ambition: Renewable energy and land use in New York State

Online Event The Global Energy Center hosts a discussion with key New York stakeholders on the state’s ambitious renewable energy goals and the land use considerations in achieving them.

12:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

#HeatSeason Europe press event and launch

Online Event Hear climate leaders announce the launch of #HeatSeason in Europe and unveil European efforts to tackle the accelerating climate threat of extreme heat.

12:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Europe & Eurasia Resilience & Society

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

4th US-ROK joint public-private economic forum

Online Event A virtual conference featuring US and ROK officials and experts on enhancing US-ROK economic cooperation.

9:15am Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus East Asia Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Ocean and climate ambition from COP25 to COP26 and beyond – International partnership on MPAs, biodiversity, and climate change

Online Event A conversation about the International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity, and Climate Change, an alliance between the Nations of Chile, Costa Rica, France, United Kingdom, and the United States to dramatically scale up ocean and climate action during this decisive decade.

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action

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



Wed, Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

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

Blog Post

Afghanistan Belarus

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Addressing Instability in Central America: Restrictions on Civil Liberties, Violence, and Climate Change

Citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean are rising up in protest. Political frustration and economic stagnation are fueling social discontent exacerbated by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the slow health response. In Central America, restrictions on civil liberties, high rates of gender-based violence and extortion, and worsening climate change are compounding the lack of economic opportunities and pervasive corruption seen in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski, María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Domingo Sadurní

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Heat is killing us—and the economy too

Most people know the knock-on effects of global warming by now: rising sea levels, mass extinction of plants and wildlife, worsening floods, fires, and hurricanes. But heat itself is too often overlooked as a destructive force in its own right.

The Big Story by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States

A new report produced by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center with analysis conducted by Vivid Economics—quantifies the impacts of heat under current and future conditions.

Report by Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Reimagining a just society pt. 5: “Is this working as intended?” — Global trends amid contested futures

The question of ‘is this working as intended’ is applicable to contemporary concepts of national and international security as well as of economic value, growth, and development. Given how our world is being reshaped by new technologies, data capabilities, and geopolitics, leaders in both the public and private sector need to pause and consider if governance and geopolitics in today’s world are actually working – or not.

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Alam quoted in CBS News on how climate change helped strengthen the Taliban

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Aug 9, 2021

FAST THINKING: What the UN climate report didn’t say

The report maps a path to avert planetary catastrophe if humans completely stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2050. But is that even possible?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis announces Europe’s first Chief Heat Officer

The announcement comes as several European cities endorse focused action on extreme heat and the protection of vulnerable people, launched by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action initiative

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

A vision for a green recovery of the Chhattisgarh economy

The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Swaniti Initiative host a conversation with Indian Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, H.E. Shri Bhupesh Baghel on his vision for a green recovery of the Chhattisgarh economy and India more broadly in the post-pandemic period.

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Forgotten places around the world: A call for action

Spatial inequality is in many ways a macro-critical issue, as it directly interferes with broader sustainable growth goals. As the new Biden administration works to develop solutions to boost rural economies, they need to ensure that all levels of government work closely together to actualize real change.

Issue Brief by Martin Mühleisen

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action