Foreign Affairs

A foreign policy for climate

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October 07, 2020

John Podesta, Todd Stern, Deborah Lawrence

Hosted by William Antholis

John Podesta and Todd Stern, two former Obama Administration officials discuss how the United States might address climate change with foreign policy measures. They argue for “a full mobilization at home and an unhesitating commitment to leadership abroad” along with a willingness to use American “political capital and economic resources to drive the decarbonization of the global economy.”