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2020 News Items

July 2020

Is China Still a Developing Country? And Why It Matters for Energy and Climate
State of the Planet blog

A new paper examines assesses the implications of China's development status. 

Amid record unemployment rates, new research examines the potential for a federal program to plug oil and gas wells where the owner is unknown or insolvent, creating energy sector jobs while reducing methane emissions to fight climate change.

Energy Policy Tracker
State of the Planet blog

Collectively, G20 governments represent about 80 percent of the world’s economic input, and together, have pledged to inject trillions of dollars into the global economy to counteract the health, social and financial shocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis. A new tool tracks country-by-county economic recovery, focusing on energy investments and climate.

June 2020

Twenty journalists will participate in this year’s virtual program.

May 2020

Friends of COP26

The "Friends" are more than 25 experts from multiple sectors which will be integral in boosting action on climate change across the globe.

Varun Sivaram

Physicist and former renewable energy executive Dr. Varun Sivaram will lead new initiative on global energy innovation

April 2020

Former FERC Chairman and Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur Joins Center on Global Energy Policy as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

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Celebrating Earth Day at 50

This page features research, videos and events from our expert scholars and researchers that link the policies, technologies and economic incentives needed to address the threat of climate change. Connect with us on social media to celebrate Earth Day at 50 and be part of the solution as we look forward to the next 50.

March 2020

Covid-19 virus photo

This page serves as a clearinghouse of information about the impact of Covid-19 and the historic oil price crash on geopolitics, the economy, our efforts to address climate change while transitioning to cleaner energy, and more. 

It is with great regret that we announce that the Columbia Global Energy Summit scheduled for April 22, 2020 has been cancelled.