Is better good enough? When it comes to climate change, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, says probably not. However, he does think there are reasons to hope. He points to ambitious pledges by both developing and developed countries to reduce carbon emissions, and a landmark deal between the world’s two largest polluters, China and the US. While Steer admits there are political and financial obstacles amid all the optimism, he thinks practical policies, such as taxing carbon, will silence the skeptics in this crucial year for global cooperation on climate and development. Listen to the full podcast here.
CGD blog posts reflect the views of the authors, drawing on prior research and experience in their areas of expertise. CGD is a nonpartisan, independent organization and does not take institutional positions.