Keynote: Tetsushi Sonobe Panel: Infrastructure: Targets, Governance and Financing
Infrastructure plays a key role in supporting the recoupling of economic prosperity with social and environmental prosperity. This requires long-term investment in social infrastructure, including education, health and housing, as well as investments into infrastructure that supports a reduction of the environmental footprints. The Covid-19 crisis affects the global economy largely through and within interconnected ... Read more
Global Challenges – Local Solutions
The Young Global Changers are students, young academics, young professionals, entrepreneurs and young non-profit leaders from around the world who are developing and implementing ideas to bring about positive change, whether at the global, regional or local level. In this session, we will present four different projects by Young Global Changers from four different parts ... Read more
Actions Needed to Realise the Net Zero Transition
As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic persist, the urgency and magnitude of the decarbonisation challenge cannot be overlooked. Within the context of the ‘Great Realignment, the 2020s must be the pivotal decade for climate action. While the global response to the pandemic has brought an abrupt decrease in global emissions in 2020, the data ... Read more
Interview: Enrico Giovannini Panel: Leveling up to tackle regional disparities
Inequality between regions is an important driver of the decoupling of economic and social prosperity. Economic prosperity is increasingly spatially concentrated, while left-behind regions struggle with poverty, bad education, inferior health, political extremism. The COVID-19 pandemic disruptions have created new spaces for change, as citizens and decision-makers around the globe are looking for recovery options. ... Read more
Results Booklet – The Solutions Lab: Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure
We are excited to announce the publication of the Results Booklet of the Solutions Lab on Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure, which the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have jointly launched. The focus of the Lab has been to analyze what hinders the broad uptake of sustainable infrastructure solutions and to identify ... Read more
Global Solutions Hub
Building forward better – the contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19
The Solution Session “Building forward better. The contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19” is the outcome of a virtual Dialogue series hosted by Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over the course of several months. These Dialogues brought together 30 experts and practitioners from academia, private sector ... Read more

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