Projects and initiatives
EnergySourceJul 11, 2023
How cities can drive the energy transition in the Western Hemisphere
By Maia Sparkman, Willow Fortunoff
Expanding access to critical minerals and increasing manufacturing capacity is at the top of the Biden administration’s decarbonization agenda. Mayors, who have shown their ability to deliver on domestic investment projects, have begun exploring opportunities for international collaboration.
SouthAsiaSourceJul 7, 2023
South Asia’s climate challenges are transnational. Its climate solutions must be, too.
By Ahsan Butt
The fundamental reality is that, for South Asia, cooperation on climate change is not a nice-to-have, but a need-to-have.
IranSourceJul 7, 2023
Iran and Afghanistan are feuding over the Helmand River. The water wars have no end in sight.
By Holly Dagres
Fatemeh Aman, a non-resident senior fellow at MEI, on why the Islamic Republic and Taliban are bumping heads on transboundary water issues.
ReportJun 26, 2023
Meaningfully advancing the green agenda
By Pepe Zhang
To sustain the ongoing recovery against short-term headwinds and boost inclusive, productive, and sustainable development in the long term, governments cannot, and should not, act alone. Private firms can help advance the green agenda by working to create green jobs, taking measures to promote a transition to a circular-economy model, and partaking in green finance.
EnergySourceJun 12, 2023
Leader perspective: Forging a green special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom
By The Rt Hon. Chris Skidmore, MP
The United Kingdom had long been a climate leader, but other countries have caught up. By working with its close ally the United States, the United Kingdom can reassert its climate leadership through a green special relationship that can galvanize net-zero objectives domestically and abroad.
EnergySourceJun 8, 2023
The debt-ceiling permitting deal misses the real problems holding back the energy transition
By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey
The debt ceiling bill introduces changes to reform the permitting process in the United States. But the legislation will do little to clear blockages in the permitting queue. To meet climate targets, legislators must adopt additional measures that are specific to transmission and renewable interconnection.
EventsJun 7, 2023
Private roundtable on Iraq with Dr. Azzam Alwash
By Atlantic Council
On May 18, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted Dr. Azzam Alwash, Founder and CEO of Nature Iraq, for a private hybrid roundtable discussion on Iraq’s environmental crisis and future efforts to address climate change. Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim moderated the conversation.
EnergySourceJun 6, 2023
Natural gas reduced China’s urban air pollution. Can it be a global climate solution?
By Joseph Webster
Greater uptake of natural gas has helped substantially reduce urban air pollution in Beijing. Ahead of COP28 discussions this year, the United States, China, and other countries should encourage responsible natural gas production as a solution for reducing global emissions and urban air pollution.
New AtlanticistJun 1, 2023
The G7 can take NATO-EU climate cooperation to the next level
By Francis Shin, Rachel Rizzo
There is a strong opportunity for meaningful NATO-EU cooperation by using the Group of Seven as a convening platform for climate change-related discussions.