Recent national security challenges to the United States such as the crisis in Ukraine, instability in Iraq and the issue of Iran’s nuclear program possess significant energy and climate security elements. On July 22, David Goldwyn, a nonresident senior fellow with the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings and president of Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC, delivered testimony on the U.S. security implications of international energy and climate policy issues before a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In his testimony, Goldwyn examines the intersection between U.S. climate and security goals and how policymakers can work to address current global energy crises through energy diplomacy, promoting technical assistance and supporting exports. Read his prepared testimony »
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Brookings Senior Fellow and former U.S. State Department Special Envoy on Climate Todd Stern spoke at the US Climate Action Center, at the COP 24 UN climate negotiations, on the future of the Paris Agreement in Katowice, Poland on December 10, 2018.
[On the U.S. negotiating team at the COP 24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland] They work seriously, effectively and knowledgeably. There is only this technical negotiating team, not a political one.
[On a Trump administration event on coal on the margins of the COP 24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland] It’s difficult for me to say how much a difference it will make in the negotiating room. They are doing some unhelpful things around the edges.