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October 15, 2020

How the Pandemic Has Changed Duke's International Partnerships

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Four members of the Duke community talked with the Office of Global Affairs about what makes a global collaboration happen during travel restrictions and other constraints from COVID-19.

Trust allowed Jackson Ewing, a senior fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions and an adjunct associate professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, to continue his projects with policymakers in several large Asian countries. Together, they develop and implement market-based climate change policies, such as emissions trading systems, carbon taxes and incentives for bringing renewable energy onto power grids.

“My colleagues and I craft our work from early stages alongside the policymakers who we hope will later take it up,” Ewing said. “This helps us know that we’re addressing the true issues of need, and over time builds familiarity and trust in both directions.”