Building the evidence base for accelerated climate action
Economic diversification in the GCC: Past lessons and new challenges
The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol
[On the Global Climate Action Summit] I think that this summit’s been very useful. It’s a demonstration of activism, it’s a demonstration of will, it’s a demonstration of engagement by all sorts of sub-national players, and I think that’s all been tremendously useful. But, it doesn’t fill the gap of the absence of the United States at a national level. The US federal government can drive action all around the entire country, not just state-by-state.
[On the Global Climate Action Summit] The summit is meant to galvanize and inspire and show ourselves and the world that America is still in the game despite the abdication by the current national regime. To help build the engine of public and political will it will take to protect our future.
The Trump administration wants low gasoline prices for political reasons, but also wants to maximize the effect on Iran of the re-imposition of sanctions. President Trump is trying to have it both ways.... But the administration will find that actions that pull crude oil away from a tight market have ramifications at home, despite the U.S. emergence as a powerhouse of crude oil production.