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Competition between the United States and China to build global infrastructure has surpassed direct diplomacy as the most critical element of the countries’ relationship for addressing climate change, wrote Jackson Ewing in a blog post for The Azure Forum.

Successfully tackling climate change and its impacts will require rethinking the roles of public agencies and the private sector, argues Nicholas Institute expert Ashley Ward in a commentary at The Hill.

G-7 leaders recently launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) to provide much-needed investment toward achieving global development goals. Rather than competing directly with China's Belt and Road Initiative as intended, PGII could instead spur a race to the top in quality infrastructure investments, Elizabeth Losos and T. Robert Fetter write for The Brookings Institution's Future Development blog.

Over $36 million in initial gifts will launch the Duke Climate Commitment, a new university-wide initiative focused on addressing climate change.

The Duke Climate Commitment will be formally announced on Sept. 29 and builds on the university’s longstanding leadership in climate, energy and sustainability to educate a new generation of climate-fluent innovators and create equitable solutions for all.

An international group of sustainability scholars—including some from Duke University—has published a new guidebook that offers a “vision and a roadmap to a more impactful future” for higher education.

This summer, the G-7 launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment to mobilize $600 billion for middle- and low-income countries in infrastructure investments. In an interview with BRINK, Elizabeth Losos discussed how PGII can successfully serve as a counterweight to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

In an interview with the China-Global South Daily, Nicholas Institute expert Elizabeth Losos discussed the G-7’s recently announced Partnership for Global Infrastructure Investment (PGII) and its relationship to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

For G-7 nations to successfully advance a just-announced global infrastructure partnership, they must set widely recognized standards, argue Duke University experts Elizabeth Losos and Rob Fetter in a commentary at The Hill.

The recently merged Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative benefited from the work of 55 dedicated student assistants during the 2021–2022 academic year.

The interdisciplinary crew of student assistants hailed from undergraduate and graduate degree programs across seven Duke schools. They brought diverse skillsets and perspectives to their roles, further developing their expertise by working on real-world projects advancing environmental progress.