Columbia University Launches New Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program

Columbia University Launches New Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program

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New Delhi, Updated on Jul 10, 2024 11:26 IST

The new program will advance innovative research and create a global community network of thought leaders, scholars, and policymakers to address pressing problems at the nexus of trade and climate policy.

Columbia University Launches New Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program

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Study in US: Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) in collaboration with the Columbia SIPA’s Institute of Global Politics (IGP) announced the launch of a new Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program (TCET).

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of CGEP said,In the quickly evolving geopolitical landscape of a world transitioning towards cleaner forms of energy, it is essential that we better understand the interplay between trade and climate policy. As a leading energy research institution housed within one of the nation’s best international affairs schools, the Center on Global Energy Policy is uniquely positioned to bring together diverse fields of expertise—from foreign policy to international economics, to clean energy—needed to examine the complex relationship between trade and climate change. CGEP’s new Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program will bring governments, stakeholders, and experts together to examine these critical challenges.”

“Matters of international economics such as trade have historically not been a big part of the energy and climate conversation. That is starting to change. Columbia SIPA’s Institute of Global Politics was created precisely to bring together leading academics and top practitioners to examine cross-cutting issues of international affairs and economics and develop actionable insights to tackle key global challenges such as climate change. I’m very excited about this new collaboration with Columbia SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy,said SIPA Dean Keren Yarhi-Milo.

Columbia University's Trade and Clean Energy Transition Program Details

The program aims to take innovative research to a new level and create a global community of policymakers, through leaders and scholars to address important issues at the nexus of trade and climate policy.

The launch is a significant step towards sustainability as the world is witnessing increasing friction between trade and climate priorities. White House Climate and Trade Task Force at CGEP’s 2024 Global Energy Summit will commence in April.

While announcing the task force, Senior Advisor to the President for International Climate Policy John Podesta highlighted the increasing and significant role of trade and its policy when the world is transitioning to a clean energy future. All countries are offering subsidies so that the low-carbon industries can be developed with clean energy infrastructure.

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