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Columbia Energy Exchange

Student Townhall With The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Like many nations around the world grappling with climate change and threats to the natural environment and public health, Canada is taking action to address these challenges, including ratification of the Paris Agreement and a pledge to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions by thirty percent in 2030 from 2005 levels. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a national carbon pricing plan among other policies, at the same time that the government is making strategic investments to sustain the country’s transition to a clean-growth economy.

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a conversation with the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Minister McKenna offered brief remarks focused on Canada’s work in climate change, but most of the time was devoted to answering students’ questions. CGEP Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar, Jonathan Elkind moderated the conversation.

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January 24, 2023 Podcasts Columbia Energy Exchange

Clean Energy Tech: A New Industrial Age Dawns

Bill Loveless with Timur Gül 37 min

This week host Bill Loveless talks with Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency and leads the Energy Technology Perspectives report.

January 24, 2023
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Critical Minerals

Critical minerals—such as aluminum, copper, lithium, and cobalt—will require unprecedented investment in order to make a shift to a clean energy system. Leveraging the increased global demand for these minerals is critical to achieving net-zero targets.

January 17, 2023 Podcasts Columbia Energy Exchange

What’s in Store for U.S. Energy Policy in 2023?

With Jennifer Dlouhy and Stephen Mufson 44 min

After years of political pressure, Democrats in Congress narrowly passed an historic climate bill at…

January 17, 2023
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Energy Policy

Establishing energy policy solutions informed by rigorous research and dialogue is key to addressing climate change, increasing access to energy, and sparking innovation for a thriving global energy economy.

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December 14, 2022 Commentary Climate Change

Energy and Water for Sovereignty: South Sudan’s Regional Diplomacy and the Geopolitics of the Nile Basin

In June 2022, the government of South Sudan acknowledged that Egypt had delivered equipment for resuming its long-dormant Jonglei Canal megaproject by dredging tributaries of the White Nile.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

December 12, 2022 Reports Climate Change

Thematic Bonds: Financing Net-Zero Transition in Emerging Market and Developing Economies

A significant gap exists globally between the financing needed and the current level of spending to meet net-zero goals.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

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