Biden's Climate Change Options in a Divided Congress


President-elect Joe Biden declared that combating climate change will be one of his administration's top priorities. He also promised the US would come back to the Paris Agreement on Day One. However, Biden's most ambitious climate goals may be hampered by Republican control of the US Senate, which looks likely. What options does Biden have to enact climate policy through executive action and regulation? Are there bipartisan legislative opportunities that could be passed by the Senate? How will Biden's climate change policies transform US industries and what are the implications for Japan. Mr. Randolph Bell, Director of the Global Energy Center at Atlantic Council will deliver his views on the above issues.


  • 日時:2020年12月11日(金)
  • 開催言語:英語
  • 主催:独立行政法人経済産業研究所(RIETI)


  • スピーカー:Randolph BELL (Director and Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security, Atlantic Council)

    Randolph Bell is the director of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center (GEC) and Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security. He oversees the center's research and programs in Washington and elsewhere, including the annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. He joined the Global Energy Center in 2017 as its director of business strategies. From 2014–2016, Mr. Bell led the launch of the center in his capacity as director of business development and new ventures for the Atlantic Council.
    From 2011–2014, Mr. Bell was managing director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)–US, where in addition to holding overall responsibility for the operations and programming of the IISS's Washington, DC office he published extensively on African, South Asian, and cyber security issues. From 2010–2011, he was manager of national security at the Markle Foundation, where he worked on cyber security, intelligence community information sharing, and technology policy issues.
    Mr. Bell has an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Public Service and Belfer International and Global Affairs fellow, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

  • コメンテータ:武田 伸二郎(日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)ニューヨーク産業調査部ディレクター)
  • コメンテータ:川口 征洋(経済産業省 産業技術環境局環境政策課 地球環境対策室長)
  • モデレータ:渡辺 哲也(RIETI副所長)