Climate, Sustainability and Development

Combatting global challenges such as climate change require international collaboration and effective public diplomacy. As such, CPD advances research on sustainability through the prism of public diplomacy.

CPD Publications, Analysis, & Multimedia

CPD contributor Jonathan Prosser explains how sustainable entrepreneurship can be public diplomacy.

A roundup of PD insights and analysis related to the topic of climate diplomacy.

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Learn about original research by Joëlle Uzarski, CPD's 2020–22 U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Scholar.

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Learn about original research by Joëlle Uzarski, CPD's 2020–22 U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Scholar.

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Season 2 of a podcast co-hosted by Nicholas J. Cull and Simon Anholt.

CPD Publications Assistant Jose Castillo discusses how public diplomacy can aid movements and address issues that transcend borders.

Watch an exclusive video from CPD's conversation with Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. 

Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja, PhD, offers examples from the biotechnology industry. 

On the nation state’s viability in addressing climate change at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit. 

How France's soft power has been key to its leadership in tackling global health challenges. 

A new report examines the emerging landscape of bottom-up global climate governance, stemming from such subnational levels as the State of California.

Reality TV shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers" bring more visibility to the future of this region, according to Derek Moscato.

How does the EU's external environmental policy play out in the international sphere?

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Markos Kounalakis on China's attempt to gain global influence through environmental leadership and policy.

Events, Conferences & Workshops

Watch the video of our special discussion with Secretary Kerry on priority climate regions, youth advocacy, technology and more.

The nation’s number-two diplomat, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has circumnavigated the globe twice since being sworn in this April. In July, she was the first senior Biden-Harris administration official to visit the People’s Republic of China for wide-ranging diplomatic talks. On September 2, 2021, Deputy Secretary Sherman spoke about her travels and shared insights into the Biden-Harris administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy, challenges in Afghanistan, and next-generation leadership in public diplomacy.

On September 10, CPD welcomed the Mayor of Paris for a private discussion on climate change, the state of city diplomacy and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Related CPD Research Projects

Principal Investigator:
Mafalda Dâmaso, CPD Research Fellow 2019-21