In the leadup to President Biden’s April 22–23 Leaders Summit on Climate, the Atlantic Council presents the “Raising Ambitions” events series. The series will focus on the high climate ambitions that the Biden Administration hopes to realize at home and abroad, and it will highlight key technologies that can help reach these goals, sectoral approaches to decarbonization, and heightened country commitments to climate action. This Atlantic Council series aims to build momentum going into the summit and encourage increased ambition from public and private sector actors.
Join the Atlantic Council for the following events, with more to be announced soon:
The role of nuclear energy in meeting climate goals
April 8 | 8:30 am
Modernizing the power grid for a resilient future
April 15 | 9:00 am EDT
Meeting John Kerry’s hydrogen challenge
April 20 | 12:30 pm EDT
The role of nature-based climate solutions
April 20 | 2:30 pm EDT
Moving the needle on environmental and energy justice
April 20 | 4:00 pm EDT
Developing the offshore wind industry
April 21 | 10:00 am EDT
Financing the path to net-zero
April 21 | 1:00 pm EDT
Sustainable minerals in the energy transition
April 21 | 2:30 pm EDT
Building resilience through adaptation
April 21 | 4:00 pm EDT
Fast Thinking: rapid response to the Leaders Summit on Climate
April 23 | 12:00 pm EDT
Wed, Mar 31, 2021
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.
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
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 […]
Mon, Mar 29, 2021
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
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