Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

The Group of Twenty (G20) holds a pivotal summit in Rome, Japanese citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, and the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow.

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Hosts
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor
  • Stewart M. Patrick
    James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program

Show Notes

The Group of Twenty (G20) holds a pivotal summit in Rome, Japanese citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, and the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Alice Hill, “A World Overheating,” CFR.org, October 18, 2021

 

Steven Mufson et al. “Russia allows methane leaks at planet’s peril,” Washington Post, October 19, 2021

 

Sheila Smith, “Japan’s Hard Choices,” Foreign Affairs, October 28, 2021

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Sheila Smith and Robert McMahon, “Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More,” The World Next Week, September 23, 2021

 

Reports Mentioned

 

Emissions Gap Report 2021, UN Environment Programme, October 28, 2021

 

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, August 9, 2021

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