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

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Developing the offshore wind industry

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a discussion on the state of the offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for meeting climate ambitions.

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Green by design: Utilizing urban surfaces for climate action

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a discussion on community-scale implementation of green urban design.

4:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Leading from the front: Washington state as the next US climate champion

Online Event Washington Governor Jay Inslee and a distinguished panel of energy and climate leaders from the Evergreen State discuss Washington’s push to become the next US climate frontrunner.

2:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Financing a resilient recovery: Applications to cities and beyond

Online Event The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance and the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center recently released their brief, An Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance, that focuses on urban dwellers and aims to assess the volume and quality of finance that currently exists to address climate risk in cities.

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

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Common Ground on Climate Bipartisan Summit

Online Event As part of the the Global Energy Forum, Congressional leaders from across the aisle sit down to discuss common sense clean energy solutions that address COVID-19, job loss, and climate change.

9:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Experts

Content

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Reimagining a just society pt. 4: New maps for a world disrupted by climate change

On a radically transformed planet, different conceptual maps are necessary for understanding what today’s priorities must be. These maps, or mental models, inform the framing that policy and decision makers use to weigh their options. Limitations in our conceptual frames can drastically limit the scope of considered futures.

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Chhibber joins LUMS Live to discuss human development and climate change

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Pakistan
EU-Turkey

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Europe’s geostrategic sovereignty and Turkey

A more positive relationship between the European Union and Turkey is a decade-long project of advocates from all over Europe and across the Atlantic. Drawing on history, witnesses see how this relationship can be an excellent win-win algorithm, as much as it can rapidly turn out to be a lose-lose situation or even a triple win-or-lose equation—with political, economic, and social resonance reaching far beyond the Continent.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Bahadır Kaleağası

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

COVID-19 is exacerbating air quality issues to the detriment of India’s most vulnerable

The brief period of clean air during India's lockdown offered a glimpse of what can be gained by building a cleaner, more sustainable Indian economy. To explore how that can materialize, this piece will first examine the opposing ecological and economic impacts of India’s lockdown, and then pose policy recommendations that balance sustainability and economic growth.

SouthAsiaSource by Shashank Jejurikar

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

CARICOM chairman: It’s time for a ‘reset’ in US-Caribbean relations

The world’s inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is threatening the Caribbean’s economic recovery, and climate change is quickly becoming an “existential threat” to all low-lying island states, warns Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Event recap | Data-informed nutrition policy and practices

An episode of the GeoTech Hour where panelists discuss challenges and opportunities for data-informed nutrition solutions, and how a multisectoral approach can improve global health.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Inclusive Growth

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing January 2021

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

Blog Post

Climate Change & Climate Action Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

A paradigm shift under President Joe Biden: From “energy dominance” towards climate cooperation

The US return to the Paris Agreement and the appointment of John Kerry as the new US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate indicate a new paradigm: international energy and climate cooperation is back on the agenda. While there may be challenges to achieving broader goals, hopes are up for a transatlantic New Energy Deal between the United States and the EU in light of new policy substance with ambitious climate targets, and a new tone.

EnergySource by Friedbert Pflüger

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

How to design an energy transition that includes everyone—including the most vulnerable

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an “interdependent” world with “huge issues of inequity,” said Sunita Narain, director general of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Without addressing these realities, “we cannot deal with the virus, and it’s the same with climate change.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Events

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Fast Thinking: Rapid response to the Leaders Summit on Climate

Online Event Climate and energy leaders from around the world provide key takeaways from the Leaders Summit on Climate in a fast-paced discussion.

12:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Strengthening US-Africa commercial ties

Online Event The Biden administration can revamp US-Africa policy by building on existing commercial policies, facilitating green growth, and deepening people-to-people ties.

2:00pm Africa Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Developing the offshore wind industry

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a discussion on the state of the offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for meeting climate ambitions.

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy