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Young Strategist Forum 2014 April 18, 2014 / Tokyo, Japan

The third Young Strategists Forum (YSF) was held in Tokyo from January 31- Feb 4, 2014 in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

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Aviation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Identifying a Transatlantic and Global Solution October 11, 2012 / Brussels, Belgium


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The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Heinrich Boell Foundation co-hosted an off-the-record event on greenhouse gas emissions from the international aviation sector. Greenhouse gas emissions from aviation are one of the fastest-growing sources of climate pollution, but they are currently unregulated. Since January 2012, the European Union has controversially included aviation emissions in the EU Emissions Trading System. This move is opposed by the United States and other countries, which favor a solution in the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the relevant standard-setting body. The event discussed the controversy and the risk of its escalation into a full-blown trade dispute, as well as ways to defuse the dispute and the possibilities for progress on reducing emissions from aviation.

The event served to launch a new GMF policy brief by Nigel Purvis (GMF Senior Fellow and President of Climate Advisers) and Sam Grausz (Climate Advisers) on “Air Supremacy: The Surprisingly Important Dogfight over Climate pollution from International Aviation”. Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic US, also presented a discussion draft of a paper that Ecologic is publishing on the same topic. The other speakers included Thomas J. White, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Mission to the EU; Elina Bardram, Head of Unit – International Carbon Market, Aviation and Maritime, DG CLIMA, European Commission; and Sam Van den plas, Policy Officer for climate and energy, WWF European Policy Office. Bastion Hermisson, Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s EU Office, moderated.  

Click here to listen to a GMF Podcast between Nigel Purvis and Samuel Grausz, discussing the impact of new European emissions regulations on U.S. airlines.

Air Supremacy: The Surprisingly Important Dogfight over Climate Pollution from International AviationOctober 11, 2012 / Nigel Purvis, Samuel Grausz