AQ and Efecto Naím Air Joint Report on Climate Change


February 10, 2014


Global summits to address climate change have repeatedly failed to deliver on their ambitious goals. Meanwhile, scientists' predictions for the potential consequences of global warming grow more and more dire. Can smaller-scale efforts be successful where the global summits have failed? Can new energy technology give policymakers better options for reducing their emissions? 

The 11th joint report by Americas Quarterly and Efecto Naím, which aired on Sunday, February 9, looks at the most and least promising solutions to the climate crisis.

The episode was inspired by a past AQ article by Steven Cohen, the executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Cohen's article, "The Irrelevance of Global Climate Talks," appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of AQ  and discussed the shortcomings of recent global climate talks, despite their success at increasing public awareness of climate change.

Meanwhile, as countries struggle to meet global standards, some of the most innovative ideas in combating climate change have come from municipal governments. The ways that cities have made the hemisphere's urban environments more sustainable and inclusive is the focus of AQ's Winter 2014 issue, "Our Cities, Our Future," which was released this month.

Efecto Naím is a weekly television news program broadcast by NTN24 and hosted by international news commentator Moisés Naím. The show airs Sunday evenings on channels in the U.S., Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

View the latest AQ-Efecto Naím episode below. (Video en español.)

Watch previous AQ-Efecto Naím episodes.

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