Global Governance Institute


GLOBE Policy Brief: Current Challenges of Global Governance

1 March 2021

This policy brief presents an updated overview of the research results of the H2020 project “Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios” (GLOBE).

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This is the second policy brief developed by GLOBE. It presents the main results of a series of mapping papers, which provide a snapshot of the global governance regimes for trade and development, security and migration, climate change and global finance. It also includes the results of in-depth case studies on the most important global governance institutions and policy instruments operating in these domains. Additionally, it provides an overview of the cross-cutting issues, focusing especially on the role of the EU in the contemporary global system. It also identifies the major shortcomings in the current prevalent governance models. The policy brief ends with a series of recommendations on how the EU could tackle the most pressing global governance problems in the future.

The GLOBE project is funded through the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and brings together an academic consortium of 10 partners from 8 countries to explore major developments in key global governance domains, defined as strategic priorities in the EU’s global strategy, with a view to identifying obstacles to and opportunities for more effective and inclusive governance in a multipolar world. The GGI leads on the climate change work package and also provides input on a cross-cutting work package on global governance effectiveness.

The GLOBE project is coordinated by Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). For more information visit the GLOBE website.