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Who we are

The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise comprised of a network of world-renowned think tanks.  It proposes policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora.

Our Vision

  • To provide research-based policy advice to help governments tackle major global challenges of the G20 and beyond
  • To generate proposals for aligning business, civil societies and governments for global problem-solving to address human needs in thriving societies
  • To start a world-wide movement that aims to recouple economic, political and environmental prosperity with social prosperity

Our Mission

  • To provide an intellectual backbone for the T20 process and thereby for the G20, pursued in the spirit of global citizenship for the recoupling of economic, social, political and environmental prosperity.
The Global Solutions Initiative was founded during the 2017 German G20 Presidency by the Initiative’s President Dennis J. Snower. The Global Solutions Initiative is a stepping stone to the T20 and G20 Summits and supports the Think20 process for think tanks. 
Welcome Reception der Global Solutions Konferenz am 27.05.18 in Berlin im Rotes Rathaus. / Foto: Tobias Koch (www.tobiaskoch.net)

Policy Advice

POLICY PROPOSAL

Revisiting Digital Governance

This paper summarizes an array of problems associated with the current digital governance, which ultimately threaten the continued functioning of our economic market systems, undermine our democratic processes, and degrade the cohesion of our societies. The central claim of the paper is that the benefits of the current system can be retained, while the problems can be overcame substantially through three insights.

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), P. Twomey (Center for International Governance Innovation), M. Farrell

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VISION

The Socioeconomics of Pandemics Policy

To encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, policymakers at local, national and global levels will need to encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, with the aid of two powerful tools that humans throughout history have used to coordinate their efforts: identity-shaping narratives and institutions of multi-level governance. Read more.

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)

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VISION

Measuring what you treasure: The Recoupling Dashboard

To stop fragmentation among societies and to ensure economic activities are carried out sustainably, the use of GDP as an indicator of prosperity is no longer enough. 

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), K. Lima de Miranda (IfW Kiel)

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News

16 September 2021

DENNIS SNOWER: THE COPERNICAN MOMENT IN ECONOMICS IS ABOUT TO COME

Two questions are being asked with increasing frequency both in India and around the world. Is our pattern of economic growth sustainable? And fair? 

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14 September 2021

New podcast by New Work Works

New Work Works with Markus Vaeth talking about the Global Solutions Initiative and Sustainable Accounting of Wealth together with Katharina Lima de Miranda and Christoph Podewils, Global Solutions Initiative. (Available in German)

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19 August 2021

Closing communiqués of the G20 engagement groups

In view of the G20 summit on October 30 and 31, 2021, the G20 engagement groups are gradually publishing their communiqués with their proposals and recommendations for the G20 member countries these days. We are documenting the final documents of these working groups.

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🗓️ 18 September is #EqualPayDay!

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We face an emergency.

Unless there are immediate, rapid & large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we will be unable to limit global heating to 1.5 °C.

There is no alternative if we are to achieve a safer, more sustainable & prosperous future for all.

Slavery was abolished, but it did not end.

Its legacy continues to poison our societies through racism.

📽️Video of @LDN_gov 's online event to remember & honour the Transatlantic Slave Trade victims is now available! @MayorOfLondon https://on.unesco.org/3Abdu1G #RememberSlavery

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