Daniel Yergin: “COP 26” Meeting is Biden’s Next Move on The New Map of Geopolitics and Energy


WASHINGTON–()–The global focus on energy transition—coupled with the international embrace “net zero carbon” goals—is shaping the “New Map” of energy and geopolitics, especially in light of a global pandemic and rising U.S.-China tensions, says Daniel Yergin, IHS Markit Vice Chairman and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations, now available in paperback from Penguin Press with a new epilogue that embodies Biden administration policies and an appendix on the South China Sea.

When world leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, convene at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow this November they will usher in the “next phase” on that map, one defined by the task of turning climate ambitions into practical action.

“Geophysical maps change very slowly. But political, technical and economic maps can change quickly, revealing new topographies that present…

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