Climate change, and the responses to it, will reshape geopolitics and the global security landscape. With this project, Carnegie intends to contribute to the growing body of research on climate geopolitics and engage with policymakers to ensure that the latest, best knowledge is reflected in governmental strategies and security budgets. The project will generate an edited volume and a series of private workshops and public events.
This project is led by Dan Baer and Noah Gordon and is supported by the Open Society Foundations.
It’s easy to get caught up on how climate change affects everything from Germany-Italy bond spreads to efforts to reach NATO’s defense spending targets.
Billions were allocated to help countries fight Covid – the same must be done for climate action.
“We have to be very clear-eyed about what is feasible, politically and socially.”
As the many instances of reparations throughout history show, paying reparations always sounds unrealistic until it isn’t. And there is more to reparations than handing over money and considering the matter settled.
The scientists behind the social-climate model have begun to do their part to consider how sociopolitical phenomena manifest as dependent variables.
This summer’s deadly heat wave could be the third major impetus in just two years for countries to acknowledge that tilting European markets through carbon pricing isn’t enough to address the climate crisis. To meet the existential challenge, states must intervene aggressively in markets, starting with energy regulations and industrial policies.
Berlin’s seemingly technical energy debate is actually social and political.
By addressing the questions raised by climate change, think tanks, including Carnegie, will be better able to help countries and policymakers through an enormously fraught, consequential, and complicated period of human history.
In its attempt to drastically reduce its dependency on Russian oil and gas, Europe is turning to Africa. But the move is problematic, as producing fossil fuels on the continent presents its own challenges.
The reputational costs of climate hypocrisy are adding up.