A river in Denver Colorado


Jul 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.

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action


Jul 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Jul 7, 2023

How four cities are building resilience to extreme heat

By Kashvi Ajitsaria

Cities around the world are facing intense heat waves. But these four are taking proactive steps to prepare for and deal with extreme heat.

Africa Americas


Jul 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.

Afghanistan Climate Change & Climate Action


Jun 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.

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action
London in 2023


Jun 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
Transmission and clean energy


Jun 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
Dr. Azzam Alwash (right) speaking at a private roundtable event, alongside Iraq Initiative Director and moderator Dr. Abbas Kadhim (left).


Jun 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
Air pollution in Shanghai


Jun 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.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Jun 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment