Energy and Climate

The Carnegie Energy and Climate Program engages global experts working in energy technology, environmental science, and political economy to develop practical solutions for policy makers around the world. The program aims to provide the leadership and the policy framework necessary for minimizing risks stemming from global climate change and reducing competition for scarce resources.
 
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Advancing Public Climate Engineering Disclosure

The idea that climate engineering provides a get-out-of-jail-free card is fraught with risk. More transparency is needed to help ensure it successfully addresses climate change

Refining Transitions in a Low-Carbon Economy

It is critical to assess how shifting to a low-carbon economy will impact oil refining—piecemeal or isolated policy efforts could lead to unintended consequences.

Understanding Climate Engineering

Greater transparency is needed to assess and govern the array of new engineering tools under development to alter the global climate system.

Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation After the Paris Announcement

Europe should avoid letting dissatisfaction with Trump’s Paris decision cloud the broader transatlantic energy and climate agenda.

Updated and Expanded Oil-Climate Index

A first-of-its-kind interactive index that assesses the climate impacts of the largest energy sector now includes 75 global oils.

Getting Smart About Oil in a Warming World

Focusing mainly on petroleum products has handicapped efforts to help the oil industry make choices consonant with a low-carbon world.

A Smart Tax: Pricing Oil for a Safe Climate

A smart tax in the oil sector would make a huge difference to the health of the U.S. economy as well as to the success of the climate control effort.

The G7 Climate Mandate and the Tragedy of Horizons

The G7 must carry forward the mandate of wrestling the climate change tragedy of horizons toward a more constructive and less catastrophic denouement.

Know Your Oil: Creating a Global Oil-Climate Index

Oil is changing. Conventional oil resources are dwindling as tight oil, oil sands, heavy oils, and others emerge.

 

Carnegie Unconventional Oil Initiative

Oil-Climate Index

Oil-Climate Index

The Road Through Paris

Carnegie Experts on Energy and Climate

  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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About the Program

The Carnegie Energy and Climate Program engages global experts working on issues relating to energy technology, environmental science, and political economy to develop practical solutions for policymakers around the world. The program aims to provide the leadership and the policy framework necessary to minimize the risks that stem from global climate change and competition for resources.

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