Energy and Environment

Climate Change

  • Climate Change
    Screening and Discussion of PBS Series "Changing Planet: Coral Special"
    The PBS series Changing Planet embarks on its third year of this seven-year project examining the issues facing the planet’s most threatened ecosystems. The “Coral Special” episode takes us to the Maldives for an in-depth look at coral reefs and the urgent efforts to help them survive climate change. In partnership with PBS and Conservation International, join us for a sneak preview of clips from the episode and a panel discussion with climate experts discussing efforts to save some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Please note there is no virtual component to this meeting. Please note, CFR is hosting two special screenings on the evening of April 11. The Changing Planet: Coral Special will be held at CFR’s Washington, DC, office. Invisible Nation will be held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center. 
  • Climate Change
    Carbon Dioxide Removal: Can It Be Effective?
    Governments and companies are embracing new emissions-reducing technologies that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. But it is uncertain whether this can work at the scale and in the time necessary to avert climate calamity.
  • United States
    How Big a Climate Threat Are Atmospheric Rivers?
    Atmospheric rivers are gaining in intensity across California and the western United States. Communities need to adapt to the havoc wrought by this weather phenomenon.

Experts in this Topic

Alice C. Hill
Alice C. Hill

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment

Jennifer Hillman
Jennifer Hillman

Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy

Christopher J. Wehri
Christopher J. Wehri

Military Fellow, U.S. Army

  • Election 2024
    A Conversation With Former National Security Advisors
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    Four former National Security Advisors discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the United States and how these vital issues should be addressed in the upcoming presidential election.
  • Education
    2024 College and University Educators Workshop
    The goal of the workshop is to find new ways for college and university educators to encourage their students to learn about international relations and the role of the United States in the world. It provides an opportunity for educators to explore the wide array of CFR and Foreign Affairs teaching and research resources available to the academic community, participate in substantive briefings with subject experts as well as in group discussions, and share best practices and educational tools for bringing global issues into the classroom. The workshop will include an opening night dinner conversation on the global outlook; plenary sessions on the Middle East, societal implications of AI, and climate policy and implementation; a presentation on CFR Education and fellowship opportunities; and a breakout discussion with a choice among regional topics.
  • Climate Change
    A Conversation With Amy Pope
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    Amy Pope discusses her work as director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN role in addressing climate mobility, legal frameworks for migration, and the present humanitarian crisis. The Silberstein Family Annual Lecture on Refugee and Migration Policy was established in 2019 through a generous gift from Alan M. Silberstein and the Silberstein family. The lecture provides CFR with an annual forum to explore emerging challenges in refugee and migration policy in the United States and around the world.