November 07, 2008
Moving the U.S. forward on climate change and energy
President-Elect Obama has pledged that energy will be his number one priority, but many other issues require attention and funding come January. Still, with a focus on what really matters in climate and energy policy, he can move forward quickly and at low cost. Read the CGD climate team's take in Smart Obamanomics for the President-Elect's Top Priority: Energy and Climate Change.
Development policy for the next administration
CGD's brand new book, The White House & the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S. President, sets out senior fellows' priorities in different areas of development policy. My own chapter has been turned into a short brief called Global Warming: An Opportunity for Greatness, and Vijaya Ramachandran's is Power and Roads for Africa: What the United States Can Do.
My thanks to Robin Kraft for his help in preparing this letter.
Center for Global Development
EU Energy Remedy for Africa May Jumpstart Global-Warming Talks (Bloomberg)
China says coal addiction makes climate change fight hard (Agence France Presse)
India Shopping for Coal Mines in Appalachia (NY Times)
Harnessing Carbon Financing to Boost Sustainable Farming (AllAfrica.com)
China may back sectoral cuts if it gets clean tech (Reuters)
China sets price for cooperation on climate change (Reuters)