Institute Fellows from the USC Price School Participate in the Think 20 Global Solutions Summit
Dean Jack Knott and Schwarzenegger Institute Faculty Fellow Adam Rose participated in the recent Think 20 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, May 29 and 30, 2017. This event was organized by major think tanks around the world to provide inputs to the forthcoming G20 Summit in August.
Dean Knott was a co-author of the Policy Brief, “Civil Society Challenged: Towards an Enabling Policy Environment,” with Helmut Antheier of the Hertie School of Governance and John Burns of the University of Hong Kong. The Brief focused on the changing role and policy environment of civil society organizations in many countries. It sought to understand the relation between stricter relations and tax policies and the shrinking space that civil society is experiencing in some parts of the world. The Brief proposed the establishment of a high-level commission of eminent persons to make concrete recommendations to G20 countries based on these analyses for productively developing civil society organizations in national and international contexts. The Brief was also the subject of a workshop chaired by Professor Antheier in which Professor Rose participated. The Brief was also chosen to be expanded for the G 20 Summit.
Adam Rose was co-author, with Price School Research Assistant Professor Dan Wei, research assistant Noah Miller and Hertie School Assistant Professor Christian Flachsland, of a Policy Brief, “G20 Countries Should Lead the Way in Designing and Participating in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowance Trading System that Will Provide Adequate Financing to Enable Low-Income Countries to Meet theirCOP21 Pledges.” The Brief analyzed the potential of a global greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading system to significantly reduce the costs of meeting the pledges that 195 countries made at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in 2015. It focused on various ways that lower-income countries could be helped by such an institutional arrangement. It also examined the implications of various major countries, such as the United States, China and Russia, withdrawing from the Paris Accord. The Policy Brief will be published in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy later this year.
The Policy Briefs are an outgrowth of the collaboration between the Price School, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and the School of Public Policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing on an Energy Policy Exchange Forum. Price School Professor and Schwarzenegger Institute Fellow Dan Mazmanian is organizing the next conference by these three organizations at USC this October.