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Policy Uncorked - November 14, 2022

11/14/2022 | Silverado Policy Accelerator

Policy Uncorked from Silverado Policy Accelerator provides an overview of the current week in policy news that cuts across our core pillars of cybersecurity, trade and industrial security, geopolitics, and Eco²Sec, or the intersection of ecological and economic security. Below is a list of the recent and near-term items from Washington and the greater policy ecosystem that are informing Silverado’s work. You will also find a round-up of the latest news and upcoming events from Silverado’s team.

SILVERADO NEWS

  • ECO²SEC: Silverado’s Executive Chair Maureen Hinman hosted a webinar with the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) about “Green Industrial Policy and Trade.” The event was part of WITA’s Trade and Environment Series, sponsored by Silverado.
  • GEOPOLITICS: “Geopolitics Decanted,” hosted by Silverado’s Executive Chairman Dmitri Alperovitch, released two new episodes: “How Putin’s Reign Could End,” featuring the University of California’s Daniel Treisman, and “Keys Lessons for Taiwan from the War in Ukraine,” featuring ISS’s Franz-Stefan Gady.
  • ECO²SEC: In a new blog, Silverado’s Senior Climate Policy Advisor Lauren Stowe explores governments’ inherent role in designing a transparent, fair, and durable system of measuring embedded emissions for purposes of trade.
  • ECO²SEC: The Inflation Reduction Act can serve as a case study for the relative merits of government mandates versus incentives for promoting recycling, argues Silverado’s Deputy Executive Director Adina Renee Adler in a new blog.
  • FELLOWSHIP: Silverado is still accepting applications for the inaugural Catherine Hinman Memorial Fellowship, an all-expenses-paid opportunity for graduate students to gain real-world experience working in policy areas related to Silverado’s mission. Apply now.

Strategic Council Happenings:

Here’s what’s catching our eye this week:

KEY ADMINISTRATION ACTIONS

The White House:

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit
  • ASEAN-U.S. Leaders’ Statement on the Establishment of the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
  • FACT SHEET: President Biden and ASEAN Leaders Launch the U.S.-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
  • Remarks by President Biden at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) | Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces New Initiatives at COP27 to Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Tackling Climate Change
  • FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes Plan to Protect Federal Supply Chain from Climate-Related Risks

Office of the United States Trade Representative:

Department of Defense:

  • Department of Defense Announces $400 Million in Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Department of the Treasury:

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):

  • United States and Spain Announce the Development of a New Capacity Building Tool to Combat Ransomware

Department of State:

  • Press Statement: Demonstrating the U.S. Commitment to Climate Action at COP27
  • Media Note: Joint Declaration from Energy Importers and Exporters on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels

United States International Trade Commission

KEY CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS

House Committee on Homeland Security:

Senate Committee on Homeland Security

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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