A global agreement on binding emissions reductions now seems unlikely. But according to the Working Group on Global Climate Governance, a diverse group of young leaders from around the globe, progress against climate change can still be made through more discrete initiatives by countries, sub-national governments, international organizations, businesses, and civil society. Formed in the aftermath of the 2009 climate change conference in Copenhagen, the working group is part of the Global Governance 2020 program, which brings together 24 individuals from China, Germany and the United States to examine global governance issues such as climate change, nuclear non-proliferation and economic governance.
On January 19, the Managing Global Insecurity Project at Brookings hosted members of the working group as they presented the results of their work and discussed the path forward on climate change with climate change experts. Senior Fellow Adele Morris moderated the discussion.
After the program, panelists took audience questions.