Fatima Maria Ahmad

Senior Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Fatima Maria Ahmad is a Senior Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) where she focuses on transportation policy, including federal and state vehicle emissions standards and regional efforts to reduce transportation emissions. She also researches and analyzes climate finance strategies and policies to deploy carbon capture, use, and storage technologies.

Prior to joining C2ES, Ms. Ahmad was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Fish & Wildlife & Parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), where she helped DOI license 10,000 MW of wind, solar, and geothermal energy. In a volunteer capacity, Ms. Ahmad is the immediate past co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Environmental Law Committee. In 2018, she was elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Ms. Ahmad obtained her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and her B.A. with distinction in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Posts by Fatima Maria Ahmad

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The Paris Agreement Presents a Flexible Approach for U.S. Climate Policy

This article first appeared in Volume 11, Number 4 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review. The Paris Agreement was specifically designed to provide sovereign nations with the flexibility they need to craft their own greenhouse gas reduction plans. The …

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Flying High: International Air Travel and Climate Change

This article first appeared as the cover story of the Winter 2018 edition of the “American Bar Association Section of International Law International Law News.” Global air traffic is on pace for tremendous growth. The world needs to prepare for …

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Decarbonizing U.S. Transportation

This is one in a series of briefs prepared as part of C2ES’s Climate Innovation 2050 initiative, which brings together leading companies to examine potential pathways toward substantially decarbonizing the U.S. economy. Other briefs focus on Agriculture & Forestry, Buildings, …

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Wall Street Sees Opportunity in Low-Carbon Investments
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Opportunities for American Leadership

This article first appeared in the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment journal, The Current, 2017 Q2 edition. Read the original post here. Leaders of both parties agree that we need to invest in American infrastructure, in part to …

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Storing CO2 Emissions: Untapped Potential for Carbon Utilization

The following was published Dec. 4, 2017 in R&D Magazine. Read the original post here. Looking toward the second half of this century, innovative ways to achieve net zero carbon emissions will be needed to stave off the worst impacts …

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From SunShot to a Carbon Capture Moonshot
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Beyond the Horizon: Corporate Reporting on Climate Change

This brief reviews the types of climate-related risks and opportunities that may impact companies and explores how and where companies currently disclose information about climate risks and opportunities, including some of the challenges associated with reporting. While many companies across a …

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Bipartisan support grows for carbon capture
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Task force recommends clear, consistent financial reporting of climate risks
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Opportunities for carbon capture in California
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Measuring and managing climate change impacts through financial reporting
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How about using that captured carbon?
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CO2 Utilization: A Look Ahead

This article appeared in the December 2016 edition of Carbon Capture Journal Introduction Finding ways to convert carbon dioxide from an energy and industrial sector waste product to a useful commodity could spur the development of new technologies, products, and …

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Exceeding Expectations: Recent developments in U.S. Carbon Capture Policy

A version of this article first appeared in the Sep./Oct. 2016 edition of the Carbon Capture Journal Introduction Even in an election year, there are areas of energy policy where leaders of both parties and stakeholders from diverse sectors of …

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How the first US offshore wind project holds lessons for carbon capture
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Putting carbon capture technology in context
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Exciting year for carbon capture technology
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Technological innovation, sustainable development, and post-Paris voluntary cooperation — a closer look at Japan’s joint crediting mechanism

The following article appeared in the July 2016 issue of the American Bar Association International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter.   After the Paris Agreement, a major challenge will be achieving emissions reductions while promoting sustainable development and allowing nations flexibility to …

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Leaders focus on policy parity for carbon capture technology