Energy. The environment. Global recession. Hundreds of students from around the world will work together this week to try to tackle the very same problems that the Group of 20 summit leaders will discuss when they arrive in Pittsburgh next week.

But these teenagers will never leave their schools or cities.

Instead, they will use high-speed broadband connections, webcasts, internet and video conferencing--the same technology that has helped make the economy inextricably global--to try to solve the very issues that leave world leaders flabbergasted.

"There's no problem without a solution," says Camillo Coccia, a 17-year-old 11th-grader at Cornwall Hill College, a private school...

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