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Centers & Programs

Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Climate change poses grave risks to humanity in the 21st century; confronting it will require a massive transformation of the world’s energy systems. For now, fossil fuels like oil and gas still shape global geopolitics, though breakthrough innovation could speed the transition toward clean energy. The program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations informs scientists, business leaders, policymakers, and the public about how to navigate tomorrow’s energy landscape.
78%of the world's energy needs through 2040 are expected to be supplied by fossil fuels, even though clean energy production will rapidly grow.

Program Experts

Blake Clayton

Adjunct Fellow for Energy

Jennifer M. Harris

Senior Fellow

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Varun Sivaram

Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology