Issue Spotlight: Climate Week 2019

Climate Week, which took place in New York City from September 23 – 29, was run in coordination with the United Nations (UN) and the City of New York.

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NEW ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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Featured: 2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

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Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Pyper quoted in KCRW on climate action summit and global climate strikes

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Livingston joins CGTN World Insight to discuss the UN Climate Summit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Livingston quoted in S&P Global on industrial decaborbization

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Chilean president calls for action to combat climate change: “The time is now”

Protecting “our nature, our biodiversity, and our planet is not only an environmental obligation” but a "moral obligation," Presdent Piñera argued.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Addressing the climate crisis: No time for milestones

To some, framing climate change in terms of milestones, thresholds, and tipping points might imply that there is still plenty of time to act, but it is not only to reduce emissions with urgency today, but also to create, invest in, and deploy decarbonization options with a long-term view, beyond just a decade.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner

Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Assessing blockchain’s future in transactive energy

There are compelling reasons for energy markets, and their governance, to move in the direction of a more transactive energy system. Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future, enabling distributed energy resources to transact with each other and capture value, while collectively helping balance the grid?

Report by Ben Hertz-Shargel and David Livingston

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Democratic hopefuls show enhanced dedication to fighting climate crisis

What united all of the candidates was a recognition that climate change would need to be a major focus of the next president.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Climate-resilient small farming communities vital to MENA food security

Small farmers play a major role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s food security. They produce the bulk of the region’s domestic supply of staples. However, small farm holders are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the region.

MENASource by Amal A. Kandeel

Climate Change & Climate Action Middle East