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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

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Renewable Energy Outlook Conference: Financing, investment, regulation, and new technologies in Turkey, Central Asia, Caucasus and the Western Balkans

A conference on Renewable Energy Outlook about the current policy/regulatory trends, the investment environment, the grid integration of renewables, and the outlook for further technological innovation in Turkey and countries in Central Asia, Caucasus, and the Western Balkans hosted by the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

9:00am

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The European Green Deal, energy security, and the future transatlantic agenda

A presentation and fireside chat on the European Green Deal and the future transatlantic agenda with H.E. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, director general for energy, European Commission.

9:00am Washington DC

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

UN Under-Secretary-General speaks to the complexity of countering desertification

On Thursday, February 6, the Africa Center hosted a roundtable with Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

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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 […]

In the News

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