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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Meeting John Kerry’s hydrogen challenge

Online Event Energy industry leaders discuss their companies’ roles in developing of a clean hydrogen economy that can drive decarbonization across hard-to-abate industries.

12:30pm Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

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

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Raising Ambitions: The role of nature-based climate solutions

Online Event A panel of experts discuss the role of nature-based solutions in meeting the global climate challenge.

2:30pm Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Moving the needle on energy and environmental justice

Online Event International leaders discuss their work to advance energy equity for marginalized communities and address environmental racism.

4:00pm Energy & Environment

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

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Financing the path to net-zero

Online Event Global finance sector leaders discuss how to accelerate the energy transition through increased investments in clean energy technologies.

1:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Sustainable minerals for the energy transition

Public Event Global leaders discuss obstacles and opportunities for sustainable mining ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit.

2:30pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

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 27, 2021

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Airbus: Hydrogen-powered, zero-emission aircraft—from concept to market

Online Event Amanda Simpson, the Vice President for Research and Technology at Airbus Americas discusses how Airbus is exploring a hydrogen-powered, zero-emission concept aircraft, called ZEROe.

11:30am Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Past events

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative, featuring Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

On March 25, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center organized a strategy session on “Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative,” convened by Gen. James L. Jones, Jr. and Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Chairman and Co-Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Three Seas Programming. The roundtable featured opening remarks by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) who has lead Congressional support for the Initiative. […]

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Central Europe Eastern Europe

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

Programs

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

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Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building

As a world leader in innovation, Germany is well positioned to commercialize carbon removal technologies, and over the past six months, momentum and support for CCUS in the country has begun to build.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Increasing ESG practices can help Asia reach goals of carbon neutrality

Although sustainable investment is growing rapidly, ESG investing in Asia is still at a nascent stage. To increase development, Asian governments should allow regulators to impose mandatory ESG reporting requirements, which evidence indicates is the most effective way to scale sustainable finance investment.

EnergySource by Songyee Jung

East Asia Energy & Environment

Experts

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Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery

The White House just released a plan to “jumpstart” the offshore wind industry in the United States, as one of the major catalysts to fulfill then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to boost the energy transition and create ten million clean energy jobs in the process. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden issued […]

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Why the Black Sea could emerge as the world’s next great energy battleground

The Black Sea has vast untapped oil and gas reserves along with enormous renewable energy possibilities. This makes it potentially one of the world's great energy battlegrounds in the decades ahead.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

China’s top-down economic and social reform to achieve carbon neutrality

Since the approval of China's 14th Five Year Plan, Chinese government and nongovernment entities have released new policies to promote energy system transformation at an unprecedented pace. While the plan only promises incremental climate progress, President Xi Ping has made clear that China will be reforming its entire economic and social system to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060.

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson

China Energy & Environment

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Nasr joins the Quincy Institute to discuss if time is running out for the JCPOA?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Sun, Mar 21, 2021

Germany’s Greens vow to block Putin’s pipeline

Germany's Greens have confirmed plans to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline if, as expected, they form part of the new German coalition government following Bundestag elections in September 2021.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

How to end the US-Turkey dialogue of the deaf

With Trump and his special affinity for Erdoğan gone, one would predict that the US-Turkey bilateral relationship would become more complicated. But rather than hunkering down for more confrontation, Erdoğan has opened the door for a reset of US-Turkey relations.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Economy & Business Oil and Gas

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

Sun, Mar 14, 2021

The United Nations Security Council needs to authorize military action to prevent the spill of the FSO SAFER

The FSO SAFER and the five miles of subsea pipeline to which it is attached threaten to pour 2.14 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea. Between Yemen’s reliance on food shipments to stem a widespread famine, and the wider region’s reliance on desalination plants for drinking water, realistic estimates put the potential death toll from the spill in the millions.

EnergySource by Dr. Ian Ralby, Rohini Ralby, and Dr. David Soud

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

These three baseload technologies are critical to achieving zero-carbon electric vehicles

As electricity demand swells as the electric vehicle market grows, it is unlikely that short-term battery storage, intermittent renewables, and efficiency improvements alone can provide all of the necessary electrons. These technologies need to be paired with distributed, zero-carbon baseload capacity, and the debate about what technologies can meet anticipated demand is just beginning. Cue geothermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power.

EnergySource by Bryant Jones

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Sustainable minerals for the energy transition

Public Event Global leaders discuss obstacles and opportunities for sustainable mining ahead of the Leaders' Climate Summit.

2:30pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

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