• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Joseph Majkut

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Joseph Majkut is director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In this role, he leads the program's work understanding the geopolitics of energy and climate change and working to ensure a global energy transition that is responsive to the risks of climate change and the economic and strategic priorities of the United States. Joseph is an expert in climate science, climate policy, and risk and uncertainty analysis for decisionmaking. He is frequently cited in trade and national media on the politics of climate change and has testified before Congress on climate change and science. Before CSIS, Majkut held positions at the Niskanen Center in Washington, DC, and was a Congressional Science Fellow. He holds a PhD from Princeton University in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Delft University of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.

Sessions With Joseph Majkut

Monday, 6 March

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 06:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:30 pm

    A New World of Climate Extremes: What to expect, how to prepare?

    A discussion on the rise in extreme weather events—floods, droughts, heat waves, the physical risks, the impact on commodity trade and shipping routes. How do we prepare for a world of climate extremes?
  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Implications of CBAM

    The European Commission (EC) will phase in a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on energy-intensive imports starting in 2026. The proposed CBAM would initially apply to five sectors: electricity, iron and steel, fertilizers, aluminum and cement. The levy is designed to prevent carbon leakage and provide parity between foreign and local producers. In this session we will explore the implications of CBAM for the EU and for its trading partners, with special focus on developing Asia Pacific.