News - Jackson Ewing

As China considers an economic stimulus package, Jackson Ewing told The Straits Times that driving significant portions of its infrastructure spending to "power grid expansions and upgrades, efficiency improvements, and renewable energy generation" would benefit China environmentally, strategically, and economically in the long term.

Negotiations over international carbon markets broke down again at COP25 in Madrid. Finding common ground on how these markets work is critical to ensuring countries and businesses committed to net-zero emissions meet their targets, Jackson Ewing writes.

The View From Madrid

World leaders are gathered in Madrid through December 13 for COP25, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Jackson Ewing, who is among the climate and energy experts participating, answered a few questions about the conference from Spain.

For a couple of hours on a September evening, the Berntsen Classroom at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business sounded more like a trading floor.

Teams of student investors strategized over whether to buy or sell on the market. In a few cases, they negotiated directly with each other, going back and forth over the right price.

The 50 Duke students in the room weren’t trading stocks, though. They were getting their first exposure to a carbon market.

Jackson Ewing, a senior fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, spoke to "The Beijing Hour" on China Radio International about the major issues to be addressed at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to bring concrete plans to the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York Sept. 23 that substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

Hundreds of millions of people across South and Southeast Asia depend on waters that originate in the long-frozen reaches of the Tibetan plateau. Yet, a sobering study shows that the melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in the last decade.

Adding "green" projects to China's global infrastructure push won’t be enough to make the effort environmentally sound, concluded a panel of experts at a June 19 event on the ecological considerations of China's Belt and Road Initiative. Senior fellows at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Jackson Ewing and Elizabeth Losos were among the panel speakers.

A new report is urging countries in South and Southeast Asia to reverse their plans for coal-fired power plant expansion in favor of renewable energy, according to an article in Climatewire.

This year’s U.N. climate talks could make or break the Paris Agreement, negotiators say, as they get down to the business of regulating carbon trading. Emerging economies, notably Brazil, are at loggerheads with the European Union and vulnerable countries over the role for old U.N. carbon market schemes in the Paris regime, according to a Climate Home News article