Summit Opening: Overarching Visions on Recoupling

We live in a world of rising nationalisms and proliferating global problems, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change. With regard to the global problems, all people are in the same boat: everyone prospers or everyone fails. Nation states rightly have a wide range of responsibilities towards their citizens, but in the presence of global problems such as the current pandemic, they simply cannot be expected to satisfy the needs of their citizens in isolation. To be vanquished anywhere, the pandemic must be vanquished everywhere. Other global challenges, such as overcoming a worldwide depression or preventing another financial crisis, also require harmonious collective action. What is the role of policy making, business and civil society in contributing to a global decision making ecosystem in which local problems are addressed locally, national ones nationally, and global ones globally?

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Opening Address

Dennis Snower, Global Solutions Initiative

Find a full transcript of the Opening Address here.

Opening Keynote

Fahad Alturki, Chair T20 Saudi Arabia

Opening Keynote

Colm Kelly, PwC

Opening Keynote
Gabriela Ramos, G20 Sherpa OECD

Opening Panel

Vision Statement

Citizens, Communities, and Corporations

Vision Statement

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Speakers

Opening Addresses

Fahad Alturki

Chair, T20 Saudi Arabia & Vice President Research, KAPSARC

Colm Kelly

Global Tax & Legal Services Leader and Global Purpose Leader, PwC

Gabriela Ramos

G20 Sherpa OECD

Dennis Snower

President, 
Global Solutions Initiative

Opening Panel

Colm Kelly

Global Tax & Legal Services Leader and Global Purpose Leader, PwC

Gabriela Ramos

G20 Sherpa OECD

Dennis Snower

President, 
Global Solutions Initiative

Moderator:
Declan Curry

Journalist

Vision Statement

Arun Maira

HelpAge International and Author, India; Global Solutions Fellow

Thomas Reiter

European Space Agency

Voices of the 2020 Young Global Changers

Ninety young people from around the world were selected to participate in the 2020 Global Solutions Summit as Young Global Changers. These young changemakers from academica, business and civil society contribute and debate in their various working groups on the Summit topics. Watch the video with statements and questions by the YGC Working Group on Recoupling!

The Young Global Changers regularly contribute to the Young Global Changers blog. Browse through the YGC blog and read more articles, written by the Young Global Changers’ community.

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