Key highlights

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Raising Ambitions

Virtual | April 8–23, 2021

Surrounding President Biden’s April 22–23 climate summit, the Raising Ambitions event series will feature discussions on key steps to increase ambitions to exceed climate goals.

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

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Upcoming events

The Global Energy Center regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to discuss pragmatic solutions to the challenges presented by the rapidly changing energy landscape, working to enhance energy security for countries and individuals around the world.

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

EnergySource Innovation Stream

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center is excited to launch its new online series: EnergySource Innovation Stream. Building off the Global Energy Center’s EnergySource blog and soon-to-be-announced EnergySource podcast, Innovation Stream highlights new energy technologies with the potential to reshape the global energy system through discussions with companies and individuals working diligently to bring those innovations to market at scale.

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EnergySource Blog

Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Global Energy Center provides timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

In-depth research & reports

Leveraging its broad network of experts, the Global Energy Center produces in-depth research and reports to help governments, industry, and civil society understand and navigate the changing global energy landscape, with the ultimate goal of helping shape a world with secure and sustainable energy.

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The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center maintains a strong cohort of Nonresident Fellows and Senior Fellows who serve as subject matter experts on a multitude of topics across the energy system. Our experts provide insight, analysis, and fact-based research to our work in authoring reports, publishing articles, engaging in the media, and participating in public and private events on our behalf.

Energy Advisory Group

The Atlantic Council’s Energy Advisory Group (EAG) comprises a small number of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s highest-level partners and stakeholders. The EAG meets at least twice each year to discuss the GEC’s vision and strategy, and it remains in close contact with the GEC’s founding chairman and director throughout the year to provide guidance on areas of growth, programming, and fundraising. The EAG is chaired by David Goldwyn, former US Department of State special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs.

Look back at the 2021 Global Energy Forum

The 2021 Global Energy Forum

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum annually convenes the world’s top energy and foreign policy decisionmakers to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of the changing energy system. The Forum is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, ADNOC, and Mubadala.

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