G7 cooperation with China on climate-aligned trade is vital – Commentary

G7 countries should work with China to put in place climate-aligned trade policies needed to accelerate global climate action, by harnessing the power of international trade to promote innovation, reduce costs, and stimulate demand for green goods, write Matt Piotrowski and Joseph Dellatte. This article was originally published by Euractiv. Authors: Matt Piotrowski is a […]

The Necessity of G7 Leadership in Cleaning the Steel Market

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G7 countries are in a prime position to lead global cooperation to reduce emissions from the production of steel. At the upcoming May 2023 G7 summit these nations shouldn’t ignore their chance to place industrial decarbonization, with a focus on steel, at the top of the agenda. DOWNLOAD BRIEF

Principles for Climate Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions – Federal Reserve Recommendations

Climate Advisers recently came out with strong support for efforts by the Federal Reserve (the Fed) to draft principles that would provide a high-level framework to guide financial institutions in managing exposure to climate-related financial risks. DOWNLOAD COMMENT LETTER Since deforestation both generates greenhouse gas emissions in the current year and reduces carbon storage capacity […]

India’s Opportunity for Steel Decarbonization

China and India are the top two steel-producing countries in the world, producing 1,032.8 and 118.2 million tons of crude steel per year respectively. While China is presently the largest steel-producing nation, its domestic demand for steel is expected to decline in the coming years. India’s steelmaking industry, on the other hand, is projected to nearly double by 2030 and almost […]

Moving Toward a Single Standard for Green Steel in G7 Countries

Introduction As countries work toward long-term net-zero goals, heavy industry has come under scrutiny as one of the highest-emitting sectors. Steel in particular is an important area of focus, as both a carbon-intensive industry and one of the world’s most widely used materials. Steelmaking accounts for between 7 and 9 percent of global CO2 emissions. […]

Estimating the Impact of the Energy Transition Accelerator

In November 2022, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bezos Earth Fund announced plans to create the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA). The ETA is aimed at catalyzing private capital to accelerate the clean energy transition in developing countries. DOWNLOAD BRIEF With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Climate […]

Back to The Drawing Board On U.S. Permitting Reform

The effort to overhaul the permitting process for new energy projects took a major hit in September when Senator Joe Manchin had to scrap his plans to accelerate the approval of energy projects. During negotiations for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Democratic leadership promised, in exchange for Senator Manchin’s support of the climate bill, the […]