Samantha Gross

The Brookings Institution

Fellow and Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative

Samantha Gross is Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution and was a 2021 Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative Fellow in Berlin. She focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, and policy, including climate policy and international cooperation, energy geopolitics, and the global transition toward a decarbonized economy. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, where she authored work on clean energy cooperation and on post-Paris climate policy. She was Director of the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she directed U.S. activities under the Clean Energy Ministerial. Ms. Gross was also Director of Integrated Research at IHS CERA. Ms. Gross holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Sessions With Samantha Gross

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    Europe Taxonomy & Carbon Border Taxes

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Carbon Management/Decarbonization
    The European Union is lining up policies to deliver its 2050 net zero carbon economy commitment. Among these is the highly contested proposal for a carbon border adjustment that would apply to imports coming into Europe and the proposal to label gas-fired production as sustainable under strict conditions. How will these proposals affect companies trading and operating in Europe? Is Europe setting the tone for other regions? 

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Carbon Offsets: What's next?

    Panel Gas & LNG

    As global climate and net-zero ambition intensifies, the role of carbon offsets and the voluntary carbon market (VCM) have attracted the attention of many. Trading of offsets reached record levels in 2021 and there is unprecedented public and private sector interest in categories such as forestry and other nature-based solutions, as well as frontier carbon removal technologies. However, offsetting remains a wide-ranging, complex, and disputed space, and participants often risk heightened scrutiny over their involvement and decisions in this domain. What are the latest trends and observations? Are there emerging best practices and lessons learned for the private sector? How might the new Article 6 rules that emerged out of COP26 in Glasgow impact VCM? What are the key challenges and opportunities for different players in this space as we head into 2022?