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Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Fiji’s COP23 presidency highlights climate struggles of small island nations

Despite all eyes on the United States in the wake of US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Fiji, the host of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), framed the conversation in Bonn around the challenges climate change poses to small island nations and how larger, wealthier nations can help.

New Atlanticist by Gray Johnson

Climate Change & Climate Action Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Climate change revisited

Rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns, and other examples of our warming climate pose life-altering threats to communities around the world. Ninety-seven percent of scientists have concluded that the climate is indeed warming—and that humans are playing a role. The question is not whether the climate is changing, but how to address it.

New Atlanticist by Gray Johnson

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Gray Johnson is an associate director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where she manages the center’s high-level events and communications strategy, including social, digital, and traditional media. She covers the Center’s work on issues at the nexus of energy, economic development, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Gray held positions at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC and the Riley Institute in Greenville, SC. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University, where she was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.