Community session: Equity and inclusion for the global recovery

This session is curated by Margo Thomas, Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative. The systemic and structural inequities that drive social, health, economic, and environmental disparities, if not addressed will ultimately destroy the viability of every human being irrespective of gender, age, nationality, race and religion. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply exacerbated structural inequities across the … Read more

Community session: Circular economy and global value chains

This session is curated and supported by Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (GIZ). In the past two decades of globalization, urbanization and infrastructure development, the development of global value and supply chains (GVCs) has created a fine-meshed net of linear interdependencies spanning across the planet. This has become particularly visible in times of crises. The pandemic … Read more

The future of development cooperation

This session is curated by Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director, Stephan Klingebiel, Chair, Research Programme “Inter- and Transnational Cooperation”, and Heiner Janus, Senior Researcher, all German Development Institute (DIE). Responding to the urgent global crises requires a transformation of the economy towards focusing on human well-being and respect for planetary boundaries. No nation-state alone can achieve the … Read more

The growing imperative for a circular economy

This session is curated by Linda Arthur, Senior Capacity Building and Training Specialist, ADBI, and supported by Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (GIZ). Fifty years ago, the United Nations convened the first major conference on international environmental issues in Stockholm, Sweden, and yet fifty years later, climate change and eight additional planetary boundaries are threatened by … Read more

Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards 2022

To drive change, we must recognize flaws and deficiencies in existing systems. It is just as important to develop a vision of change and concrete ideas and steps towards its implementation. With the Young Global Changers Recoupling Awards the Global Solutions Initiative recognizes outstanding youth-led projects or initiatives that actively work towards aligning (“Recoupling”) economic … Read more

Gearing the financial system to finance the socio-economic and ecological transformation

This session is curated by Christian Kastrop, Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative. International finance – private and public – is needed to finance the Paris Climate goals and overall sustainable development – with respect to foster sustainable economic growth and jobs and – most important – social cohesion and?solidarity,?leaving?no one behind. Our economy must serve human … Read more

Achieving resilient and sustainable food systems and addressing hunger

This session is curated by Joachim von Braun, Distinguished Professor, Economics and Technical Change Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. The global food system is in disarray again. Following market disruptions due to needed pandemic related policies, growing adverse impacts of climate stress, now the war in Ukraine acutely affects trade and production. … Read more

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