Surrounding President Biden’s April 22–23 Leaders Summit on Climate, the Atlantic Council presents the “Raising Ambitions” events series. The series focuses 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 keep momentum going from the summit and encourage increased ambition from public and private sector actors ahead of COP26.
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Report Mar 31, 2021
Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative
By Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss
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.
EnergySource Mar 30, 2021
Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery
By Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo
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 Mar 29, 2021
China’s top-down economic and social reform to achieve carbon neutrality
By Margaret Jackson
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.