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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

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Beyond lithium-ion: Charging into the future

ONLINE EVENT – An expert panel discusses the future of advanced battery technologies and energy storage in the context of the clean energy transition, geopolitics, and coronavirus.

11:00am ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Refugee resilience amid a pandemic

ONLINE EVENT – Climate change, disasters and conflict are major drivers behind the greatest levels of migration in human history. 70 million people have been forcibly displaced, of which nearly 30 million people qualify as refugees. COVID-19 in its rapid proliferation has introduced added layers of risk to those least prepared and equipped to cope. In advance of World Refugee Day (June 20), a dialogue among experts to better understand the increasing risks refugees face and explore solutions that foster their resilience.

10:30am ONLINE EVENT

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

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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Evaluating House Democrats’ new climate change report

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic downturn, and a renewed movement for racial justice, the report sets out a vision to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 with recommendations on issues from infrastructure to incentivizing new technologies and creating jobs in the clean energy sector. The report also addresses pollution and environmental justice, the nexus between climate and public health, and conservation.

New Atlanticist by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

South Florida Officials, Resilience Experts Deploy First-Ever Mobile Resilience Pod for Rising Seas, Increased Temperatures and Pandemic Relief Efforts

Launch comes with major commitment to provide pods to communities around the nation and the globe, and five additional pods in Miami-Dade County communities MIAMI, FL – JUNE 27, 2020 – Today, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami leaders, deployed the first-of-its-kind Community Resilience Pod. The pod—which will play […]

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action English

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Automaker electric vehicle plans ‘progressing at a rapid pace’ despite pandemic, economic downturn

The global electric vehicle (EV) market is going through a rough patch amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic led to economy-wide lockdowns and supply chain disruptions across the automotive industry. Coupled with a historic decline in oil prices that brought down gasoline prices, these factors are likely to put a significant dent in EV sales in the near term. But automakers are not turning away from the EV market despite recent setbacks. To signal their intent, several major auto industry executives have taken steps to underscore their commitment to vehicle electrification coming out of the pandemic slump.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Facing twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change, refugees will suffer the most

Since its emergence barely half a year ago, COVID-19 has infected more than 8.5 million people globally, and has killed at least 452,000. The pandemic—along with climate change—leaves the planet facing “perhaps its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The storm still comes: Invest now, while we still can

While we don’t know the nature of the next crisis we’ll face, we know it’s inevitable—much like climate change, a crisis whose own potential devastation is virtually incalculable, and against whose ominous backdrop future public health crises will unquestionably unfold. Among its many lessons, COVID-19 has taught us that in preparation for an uncertain future, we must devise ways to create a healthier, more inclusive and resilient future for all.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

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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