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Feb 22, 2024

How to finance net zero in developing economies: Beyond the existing investment framework

By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey

The IEA’s recent analysis concludes that the world is on a path to achieve only one-third of the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C by 2030. The establishment of a new financing structure that catalyzes private investment in developing countries through innovative financing guarantees is crucial for achieving ambitious carbon reduction goals.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance


Feb 21, 2024

Escalating Middle East conflict means North America must bolster global energy security

By Julia Nesheiwat

The Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea have raised shipping costs and caused delays for certain traded goods. While global energy supply has remained uninterrupted, the threat of a broader conflict in the region raises the chances that there will be disruptive attacks on energy and transport infrastructure, putting energy security at risk.

China Energy & Environment


Feb 21, 2024

Two years on, what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for energy security and net-zero emissions

By Atlantic Council experts

Experts from the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center offer perspectives on navigating global energy security and charting a course towards a more secure and sustainable energy future two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance



Mar 1, 2024

Climate, drought, and the disrupted future of global trade

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Sophia Busch

Climate change threatens the efficient functioning of waterways, canals, and seaports—and therefore is a major threat to global trade.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 29, 2024

China has become an electric vehicle export behemoth. How should the US and EU respond?

By Joseph Webster

The United States and European countries need to better understand the security risks sensor-laden electric vehicles from China could pose.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

In the News

Feb 29, 2024

Bauerle Danzman cited by VOA on new Executive Order restricting personal data transfer

Read the full article here.

Geopolitics & Energy Security United States and Canada

In the News

Feb 28, 2024

Farrand quoted in Al-Monitor on Algerian-German gas partnership

By Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment


Feb 26, 2024

Redefining US strategy with Latin America and the Caribbean for a new era

By Jason Marczak, María Fernanda Bozmoski, Matthew Kroenig

The strategic interest of the United States and the countries of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) lies in strengthening their western hemisphere partnership. Shared borders, economic interests, and security alliances bind these nations, along with a common goal for prosperity. However, the perception of waning US interest and the rise of external influences necessitate the […]

Caribbean Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Feb 26, 2024

Western Balkans must pursue more competitive energy sectors

By Matthew Bryza

The EU needs to take steps to support more competition and efficiency in the energy sectors of Bulgaria and the Western Balkans to advance the energy transition and promote energy independence from Russia.

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Economic challenges are a barrier to Argentina’s prosperity

By Guido Sandleris

In Argentina's recent election, libertarian economist Javier Milei won by 11 percent, tapping into economic discontent. His platform stressed freedom and spending cuts, but facing challenges like hyperinflation and fiscal deficits, he may need to moderate his approach for success.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Climate crisis fuels change in MENA region

By Rabah Arezki

The region faces economic and political transitions amid geopolitical risks, climate change, and energy market shifts. Escalating conflicts are exacerbating instability. Climate change poses existential threats, intensifying water crises and domestic tensions. Socioeconomic transformation will be vital to meet youth aspirations and tackle polarization.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 23, 2024

The toll on Russia from its war in Ukraine, by the numbers

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts quantify the staggering self-inflicted wounds Russia has suffered since Putin launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Conflict Economic Sanctions


Feb 22, 2024

Ukrainian long-range drones target Putin’s war machine inside Russia

By Victoria Vdovychenko, Alexander Khara

Ukraine is hoping a new campaign of long-range drone strikes against Russia's strategically vital oil and gas industry can help weaken Putin's war machine, write Victoria Vdovychenko and Alexander Khara.

Conflict Defense Technologies