Andrew Light

United States Department of Energy

Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs

Andrew Light is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs. (Acting Assistant Secretary). Andrew has worked on international climate and energy policy in and outside of government for the last 15 years. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, as well as a climate adviser in the Secretary of State's Office of Policy Planning. Outside of government, Light was a Distinguished Fellow in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute where he led a series of Track II climate and energy dialogues with U.S. non-government representatives and counterparts in China, India, and the E.U. He is on leave as University Professor at George Mason University.

SESSIONS WITH Andrew Light

Monday, 1 March

  • 01:10pm - 01:40pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 07:10 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    US Energy Policy, Climate & the New Administration

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The United States rejoined the Paris Agreement on day one of President Joe Biden’s administration. Climate change will play a fundamental role in American foreign policy as well domestic issues including national security. President Biden’s plan on energy and the environment aims to revitalize the economy, create new jobs, and restore American leadership around the world. What can we expect from a government-wide policy approach to the climate crisis? How will the oil and gas sector respond? Can the energy sector be a driving force behind economic growth and transformational change, and at what pace?