Representatives of foreign policy institutes from around the globe gathered in Ottawa from September 28 to 30, 2014, for the sixth annual gathering of the Council of Councils. Over two days and through six sessions, delegates analyzed and discussed some of the most pressing issues confronting policy makers today: managing the Arctic, preventing the global financial system from spiraling into another crisis of confidence, breaking the deadlock on climate change, containing global conflicts, governing the Internet and promoting trade.

The delegates at the Ottawa Council of Councils offered clear, if sometimes conflicting, paths forward for any decision makers around the world willing to mitigate the effects of global warming, to further protect the global financial system from calamity, to calm regions in turmoil and to advance prosperity for all through trade. Those paths are outlined in this report.