Energy and Sustainability - Audio

Feb 28 2020 70 mins 928

Led by the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS explores policies and regulations, commercial frameworks, and technological solutions that determine our energy future while balancing economic, environmental, and security priorities. In collaboration with leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits, the Energy Security and Climate Change Program leads projects, events, and publications to help decision makers understand these challenging dynamics. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

Second Annual Ocean Security Forum
Jan 07 2020 178 mins  
The Stephenson Ocean Security Project invites you to the second annual CSIS Ocean Security Forum on January 7, 2020. The annual forum highlights how marine resources disputes, exacerbated by climate change and ecosystem collapse, drive instability in key regions of the globe. This year’s event will feature keynotes from U.S. Coast Guard leadership and key members of Congress and will highlight opportunities to improve security and human rights in the global fishing industry. Speakers will explore two themes: Opportunities to address human rights violations in the seafood supply chain through U.S. policy, emerging technologies, and corporate accountability. Implications of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative port investments on ocean sustainability and on the security and sovereignty of developing coastal states. Please follow us on Twitter @CSISOceans Phil Stephenson, Founder, The Philip Stephenson Foundation Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator, Fisheries, Ecotrust Canada Jonathan Hillman, Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS Philip Chou, Senior Advisor, Oceana Ernesto Fernandez Monge, Officer, Reducing Harmful Fisheries Subsidies, Pew Charitable Trusts Moderator: Tabitha Mallory, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, and CEO, China Ocean Institute Roberta Elias, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, World Wildlife Fund Bradley Soule, Chief Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind Jenny Barker, Chief of Party, Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability, FishWise Amol Mehra, Managing Director, The Freedom Fund Moderator: Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS Vice Admiral Daniel B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS This event is made possible with the generous support of the Philip Stephenson Foundation.

Are Sanctions Working?
Jul 31 2019 167 mins  
Click here for Under Secretary Mandelker’s complete remarks. The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to invite you to Are Sanctions Working?, a conference examining the state of U.S. sanctions―what is different, what is and is not working, and implications for U.S. foreign policy, the global economy, and the energy sector. The United States has employed sanctions as a foreign policy mechanism for decades. In recent years, the United States has developed a new generation of more targeted, more agile economic sanctions. It has become increasingly reliant on these new tools, and its ambitions for their impact have increased. Whether more robust sanctions regimes have won any clear victories is a matter of debate. In the last three years, U.S.-imposed unilateral and secondary sanctions regimes have sought to influence North Korea, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela. But countries that have been subject to sanctions for years have found ways to adjust to U.S. moves. This conference will review the efficacy of the new style of U.S. sanctions, understand what is contributing to their success or failure, and gauge their future. Speakers will also explore how sustained use of sanctions is impacting one universally important sector: the energy sector. Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS Keynote Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury Sanctions and Foreign Policy Heather Conley, Jon Alterman, Jeffrey Mankoff, Moises Rendon, Matthew Goodman Sanctions and the Energy Sector Peter Flanagan, Sarah Ladislaw, Kevin Book, Stephanie Segal This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy & National Security Program.

Energy in America: Economic and Social Opportunity in the United States
Jun 25 2019 84 mins  
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to launch two reports as part of its Energy in America series: The Changing Role of Energy in the U.S. Economy; and Energy as a Source of Economic and Social Mobility Featuring a discussion with contributing experts Joseph Aldy (Harvard University), Mary Alice McCarthy (New America), and David Hart (ITIF). Over the last decade, the energy landscape in the United States has shifted in some consequential ways. Going forward, the energy sector changes and energy policy developments are likely to play an important role in the economic and societal well-being of many regions around the country. The Changing Role of Energy in the U.S. Economy provides insights into the role of energy in the U.S. economy at the national, regional, and local levels; the economic consequences of multiple energy pathways; the distributional impacts of various energy policies; and the anticipated economic consequences of technological change in the energy sector. Energy as a Source of Economic and Social Mobility examines how energy creates economic and social opportunity through jobs, innovation, and improved living standards. Increasingly, it is no longer enough to demonstrate energy policy's net economic benefits—policies are often expected to account for preexisting inequities, consider distributive consequences, and create economic opportunity. This study evaluates policies and strategies designed to harness various kinds of energy development as sources of U.S. economic growth and social mobility. Join us for a closer look at what is working—and what isn't—in U.S. energy policy as the relationship between energy and the U.S. economy evolves. This event is made possible by generous support from the Sloan Foundation.

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy in Southeast Asia: A Status Report on the Economic Pillars
Jun 18 2019 114 mins  
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to present "The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy in Southeast Asia: A Status Report on the Economic Pillars" featuring keynote remarks by Sandra Oudkirk (Senior Official to APEC, U.S. Department of State), and a discussion with Dr. Phyllis Yoshida (Senior Fellow for Energy and Technology, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, Europe, and the Americas, U.S. Department of Energy), Nigel Hearne (President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company), Brian Churchill (Senior Advisor, Overseas Private Investment Corporation), and Peter Raymond (Senior Associate, Non-resident, Reconnecting Asia Project and Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS). In July 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $113 million for new economic and energy initiatives to flesh out the administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy. These announcements included nearly $50 million for Asia EDGE, an initiative to promote energy security and develop energy markets, and $30 million for an initiative to boost infrastructure investment through financial and technical assistance to partner countries. Secretary Pompeo also voiced strong support for the BUILD Act, which is set to double the U.S. government’s development-finance capacity to $60 billion to support U.S. private investment in strategic opportunities abroad. Nearly one year later, what impact have these initiatives had for U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia? This event is made possible with support from Chevron.

The Global Cooling Prize: A Conference on Breakthrough Cooling Technology and Climate Change
May 14 2019 193 mins  
Opening Remarks Sarah Ladislaw, Alex Dehgan, and Iain Campbell Keynote Gina McCarthy, former Administrator, U.S Environmental Protection Agency; and Director, Center for Climate, Health, & Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Panel One: The Problem and Potential of Technological Solutions David Nemtzow, Bill Sisson, Paul Bunje, Gabrielle Dreyfus, and Kartikeya Singh Keynote John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, The World Bank Panel Two: Deploying Solutions at Scale Eric Toone, Jason Hartke, Stacy Swann, William F. Martin, and Erol Yayboke Reception The CSIS Energy & National Security Program, Rocky Mountain Institute, Conservation X Labs, and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development are pleased to host the U.S. launch of the Global Cooling Prize. To shed light on the purpose of the prize, keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the importance of developing new cooling technologies as the world grapples with climate change. We are pleased to host Gina McCarthy and John Roome, who will each deliver keynote addresses to frame the importance of cooling within the contexts of climate, public health, investment, and scaling. Following these keynotes, our expert panelists—from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives relative to climate and cooling technologies—will discuss the growing global demand for residential cooling, potential technological solutions, and how to deploy these solutions at scale. Announced in November 2018, the Global Cooling Prize is a global competition to develop breakthrough residential cooling technology. The Prize seeks to create a global cooling revolution by spurring the development of a radically more energy-efficient cooling technology. The Prize calls upon participants around the world to develop a breakthrough residential cooling technology with at least 5 times less climate impact when compared to a baseline unit. The Prize is administered by Rocky Mountain Institute, Conservation X Labs, the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy, and CEPT University. It is made possible by the Indian Department of Science and Technology, Tomkat Foundation, Argosy Foundation, The Grantham Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Workforce Equity & Fiduciary Capital Advisors, and the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy & National Security Program.

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