The European Green Deal is a new foreign policy tool for the EU with profound geopolitical consequences, both in its immediate neighborhoods and beyond. While the Green Deal is an effort to transform the European economy at its core and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% until 2030, it will also define the EU's global policy priorities in the decades ahead. As the EU takes more of a leadership role in climate change discussions, it may be able to leverage its relationship with both close and more distant partners and to encourage just-transition policies and other green politics beyond its immediate sphere of influence.
Watch our virtual event to discuss the European Union's Green Deal, its implications for climate diplomacy and strategic foresight, and impact on transatlantic relations. This event is co-sponsored by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and part of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series.
Global Europe Program
The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Read more
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more