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Large global issues such as climate change are difficult to tackle across sectors. Scientists, politicians, local governments and corporate industries often get isolated in their efforts to address environmental challenges, coming up with solutions that are narrower or smaller in scale.

“When you’re just adopting the views of a single entity or governorate, you focus on its needs only,” explained Laila El Baradei ’83, ’85, professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and director of AUC’s Public Policy Hub. “But environmental issues, in particular, cut across all boundaries, and there is a need for different ministries to talk to one another and figure out the responsibilities they have to shoulder in order to achieve their common objectives.”

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