The Paris Agreement isn’t Enough: Susan Biniaz and Todd Stern on Achieving Meaningful Global Climate Action



In this episode, Susan Biniaz, the former lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department and Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, suggests that for all its accomplishments, the 2015 Paris Agreement won’t be enough to solve the global climate challenge. She suggests the creation of a climate change “SWAT team” that helps align international law and policy with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Her guest, Todd Stern, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and former special envoy for climate change at the Department of State, argues that any effective response must align international climate action with international finance — and involve a U.S. that is willing to “get back in the game.”