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The globe is beset by giant problems that don’t respect political boundaries. But are political actors up to the task of solving them? Global Translations unpacks the political roadblocks to smart policy decisions, examining the long-term costs of the short-term thinking that drives many political and business decisions.

Hosted by Luiza Savage and powered by POLITICO journalists around the world, Global Translations is a POLITICO podcast, presented by Citi, a leading global bank.

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The globe is beset by giant problems that don’t respect political boundaries. But are political actors up to the task of solving them? Global Translations unpacks the political roadblocks to smart policy decisions, examining the long-term costs of the short-term thinking that drives many political and business decisions.

Hosted by Luiza Savage and powered by POLITICO journalists around the world, Global Translations is a POLITICO podcast, presented by Citi, a leading global bank.

    Sponsored content: The surprising green revolution happening in finance

    Sponsored content: The surprising green revolution happening in finance

    The politics of climate change are frozen in Washington. But beyond the Beltway, action on climate is heating up faster than ever. And you don’t have to look far to find it. As America walks away from the Paris climate agreement, cities, states and big companies are throwing their weight behind climate solutions — setting ambitious policy and investing hundreds of billions of dollars. 
    This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode. 
    Interviews include: 
    Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City
    Carl Pope, the former Executive Director of the Sierra Club
    Ed Skyler, the Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs at Citi
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    • 23 min
    How climate change will reshape global power dynamics

    How climate change will reshape global power dynamics

    Even if nations live up to the commitments they made in the Paris climate agreement, the world will still grow warmer. What will melting sea ice and continued drought mean for the balance of global power? Interviews include:
    ·      Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute·      Simon Dalby, professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University·      Gary Litman, vice president for global initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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    • 31 min
    A new tone from some in GOP on climate change -- but mostly behind closed doors

    A new tone from some in GOP on climate change -- but mostly behind closed doors

    Driven by a public clamoring for action and pressure from corporate CEOs, lawmakers are noting an evolution in attitudes toward climate action among some of their Republican colleagues – a subtle but significant shift in tone that could pave the way for modest legislation this year. Guests include:Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)Catherine McKenna, Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environmentDan Byers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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    • 32 min
    The U.S. left a hole in climate leadership. China is filling it

    The U.S. left a hole in climate leadership. China is filling it

    Call it the China climate paradox. Often considered the bogeyman of
    global climate diplomacy, China is making greater and faster strides
    than expected away from fossil fuels, all part of a long-term economic
    strategy to dominate in critical technologies.

    POLITICO's Luiza Ch. Savage, Matt Daily, Darren Samuelsohn and Ryan
    Heath unpack what that means for the U.S. and other nations. Interviews
    include:Jonathan Pershing, former U.S. special envoy for climate change
    and a key negotiator in the Paris climate agreementBarbara Finamore,
    senior strategic director for Asia at the NRDCCatherine McKenna,
    Canada’s first foreign minister for climate and the environmentJulie
    Cerqueira, executive director of the U.S. Climate Alliance

    • 41 min
    Sponsored content: Embracing fintech in the fight against extinction

    Sponsored content: Embracing fintech in the fight against extinction

    Artificial intelligence. Facial recognition. Lightning fast networks. The pace of technological change is dizzying - and upending industries, transforming the consumer experience and challenging the way lawmakers craft policy. So how are some of the world’s leading companies innovating to avoid extinction? This special branded episode of Global Translations was produced by POLITICO’s in-house brand content studio, POLITICO Focus. POLITICO’s editorial team was not involved in the creation of this episode. Interviews include: Stephen Bird, the CEO of Citi’s Global Consumer BankThomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud
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    • 29 min
    The struggle to write the rulebook for social media

    The struggle to write the rulebook for social media

    Social media firms say governments risk cleaving the global internet if they overdo rules for the platforms. And one member of Congress worries some of his colleagues are too technologically illiterate to even get the rules right. So how are governments and regulators responding to misinformation, disinformation and hateful content online?
    Interviews include:
    ·      Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
    ·      Věra Jourová, European commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality 
    ·      Paris Martineau, journalist
    ·      Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia
    ·      Joshua Tucker, New York University
    ·      Nick Pickles, global senior strategist for public policy at Twitter
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    • 36 min

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487 Ratings

487 Ratings

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Worth your time

With the podcast that does it all back, I’m excited after this first episode. Tune in if you’re interested in learning about complex topics, global political issues, and more

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#episode from June 6th

Why does the rest of the entire world have to become like “US” as you repeatedly have your listener hear through your interviews, in order to the “globalized” world be “right” (meaning whatever is “right” through the USA’s lenses)? Is the USA system even the best system? Because it sounds like that’s how you see the world, and if so, this postcast is a waste of time. Both for the ones who agree with the idea that the USA’s international and national businesses as usual is the best solution and for the ones who don’t, as it gives no new inputs or perspectives to neither.

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