Projects and initiatives
EnergySourceNov 1, 2022
How Europe can salvage its climate credibility at COP27
By Michał Kurtyka and Paddy Ryan
Europe's recent energy policies have begotten accusations of climate hypocrisy, as the continent blocks access to financing for gas projects in developing countries yet scours those countries for gas supplies for its own use. At COP27, Europe can—and should—responsibly reconcile those contradictions.
EnergySourceOct 31, 2022
COP27 and financing for sustainable energy development
By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.
COP27 will place the issue of climate finance front and center. The need to provide adequate support for developing nations beset by climate-related hardship and pursuing transition policies cannot be overstated.
Event RecapOct 27, 2022
UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Mariam Al Mheiri: Middle East at the heart of new climate reality
By Madeline Hart
An Atlantic Council conference on climate change and security in the Middle East brought together high-level officials from across the region to explore innovative solutions.
EnergySourceOct 25, 2022
Does the IRA make US offshore wind the “next big thing?”
By Joseph Webster and Elina Carpen
The Inflation Reduction Act sets the US clean energy industry up for rapid expansion, and offshore wind is no exception. Additional legislation could close remaining gaps and drive US offshore wind to the head of the energy transition.
In the NewsOct 21, 2022
Townsend and Zysk in The Sydney Morning Herald: Russia’s militarization of the Arctic
On October 21, TSI Senior Advisor Jim Townsend and TSI NRSF Katarzyna Zysk were quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald discussing Russia’s militarization of the Artic.
New AtlanticistOct 11, 2022
Your expert guide to China’s 20th Party Congress
By Atlantic Council experts
The once-in-five-years event is slated not only to further cement Xi Jinping's rule but also to have impact on a number of policy areas, from China's economy to its relationship with the Global South.
AfricaSourceOct 7, 2022
How Niger’s safety net helps its most vulnerable citizens thrive amid crises
By Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou and Mamta Murthi
The World Bank's Wadata Talaka safety-net partnership program with Niger aims to empower women in the country and protect its human-capital gains in the face of overlapping shocks.
EnergySourceSep 28, 2022
Establishing a national green bank with the GHG Reduction Fund will reduce emissions, promote environmental justice
By Ken Berlin
The Inflation Reduction Act creates a $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to accelerate the United States’ energy transition—and ensure that the transition is an equitable one. Capitalizing a national climate bank would provide a long-term, comparatively low-cost solution to reduce the United States’ reliance on fossil fuels and its greenhouse gas emissions.
Event RecapSep 23, 2022
A conversation with H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, president of Suriname, chair of the Caribbean Community
A recorded conversation on the sidelines of the UNGA with H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, president of the Republic of Suriname, on how to address energy, climate, and food security in the Caribbean
New AtlanticistSep 15, 2022
Is US-Caribbean diplomacy finally on the right track?
We reached out to our experts from the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center to break down the White House's new commitments and how this diplomatic relationship can improve in the future.