The best example of these new challenges is, of course, the fight against climate change. Saving our environment is by its very nature a global question, and there is no doubt that only global agreements can counter the ecological dangers we have ourselves created.
This makes it a prime example for the problems of modern global governance. Interest groups and multinational corporations are competing for the attention of policymakers, and at the same time new ways are needed to ensure that citizens' voices are heard loud and clear.
The European Parliament as a directly elected body that is the only supranational parliament in the world, must play a central role if we want a democratic model of global governance.