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GLOBAL DECARBONIZATION ACCELERATOR

December 2 – December 12, 2023
Global Decarbonization Accelerator Connect, Energy Transition Hub, COP28 Green Zone

Global Decarbonization Accelerator

The GEC is co-hosting the Global Decarbonization Accelerator (GDA) Connect space featuring panel discussions on accelerating pathways to net-zero, interviews, networking, and more.

Stay tuned for more information.

Agenda

Live from COP28

Global thought leaders discuss the role of cross-sector collaboration to reach decarbonization and climate goals, and how conversations at COP28 are influencing global implementation.

GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM

December 5 & 7, 2023
COP28 Green Zone Connect Conference Center and St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

The 8th Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held this December as the world’s top energy and climate decision-makers converge in the UAE for COP28.

The Forum takes place at a time of rapid transformation of the global energy landscape enabling a diverse community of industry executives, policymakers, and thought leaders to set the energy agenda for the year ahead while accounting for the geopolitical and economic implications of the changing energy system.

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PUBLICATIONS

The Global Energy Agenda: A look ahead to 2024

The Global Energy Center’s flagship publication.

Timely commentary and analysis

Blog Post

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

EnergySource

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

EnergySource

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

EnergySource

Dec 15, 2023

COP28’s legacy will be measured by emissions reduction, not ‘historic’ text

By Landon Derentz

The COP28 final declaration is transformational in its reflections on fossil energy’s role in climate change. The conference’s real legacy, however, will be the efforts undertaken to foster the inclusive platform necessary to promote private and public actions and reduce global emissions.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Dec 13, 2023

The US and NATO must clamp down on Russian fossil fuels to end the war in Ukraine

By Svitlana Romanko and Oleh Savytskyi

The US and its EU allies have made several attempts to diminish Russia’s fossil fuel exports, with mixed results. the West must do more to staunch the flow of Russian oil and gas—and restore peace for Ukraine.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

New Atlanticist

Dec 6, 2023

John Kerry unveils a ‘critical’ new US strategy to expand fusion energy

By Katherine Walla

“We need to pull ourselves together with every strength we have,” Kerry said on the first day of the Global Energy Forum.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Dec 6, 2023

The world’s biggest energy exporters plot out the next steps toward net zero

By Nick Fouriezos

At the Global Energy Forum, key leaders of the Net-Zero Producers Forum laid out a vision from some of the world’s largest energy exporters for making progress on the world’s sustainability goals.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

EnergySource

Dec 5, 2023

The Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter is a start, but more work remains

By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Although the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter is laudable, the pace of change for this industry (as represented in this charter) is not fast enough, deep enough, or broad enough to materially address the yawning gap between the Paris commitments and the present Dubai reality.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Global Energy Agenda

Dec 5, 2023

A new generation of nuclear reactors is poised to set the United States—and the world—on the path to net zero

By John Wagner

Over the next decade, more than a dozen advanced reactor concepts will be demonstrated in the United States. Ensuring the advancement of this nuclear energy will be critical to securing security, prosperity, and environmental sustainability for future generations.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Global Energy Agenda

Dec 5, 2023

A people-centric energy transformation

By H.E. Leila Benali

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and unprecedented levels of global debt, the world is taking on a triple planetary crisis: climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. To successfully tackle these crises, the world must embrace a holistic, just, and sustainable net-zero path.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Dec 1, 2023

Why India could play a pivotal role as climate mediator

By Rachel Rizzo, Théophile Pouget-Abadie

COP28 is a good opportunity for India to begin to flex its climate muscles on the world stage.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Nov 30, 2023

Expert analysis: The successes and shortcomings in the fight against climate change at COP28

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts dispatched to Dubai, where they analyzed how global leaders responded to the greatest challenges posed by climate change.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

EnergySource

Nov 30, 2023

Mobilizing climate finance at COP28: Improving enabling environments in emerging and developing countries

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

As nations take stock of national and global efforts to address climate change and finance the clean energy transition at COP28, the dialogue should elevate the issue of how to improve the enabling environments in emerging markets and developing countries.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Global Energy Agenda

Nov 30, 2023

Public funds alone can’t solve the climate crisis

By Mafalda Duarte

Financing climate action, particularly in the developing world, is absolutely crucial, especially as the window to speed up and scale up investments in solutions rapidly narrows.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Global Energy Agenda

Nov 30, 2023

To achieve carbon neutrality, countries must navigate geopolitics and energy together

By Shin Hosaka

Energy dynamics, replete with their occasional turbulence, hold sway over global geopolitics. As such, multilateralism will be a key driving force to encourage energy transitions toward net zero.

Africa Americas

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