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The Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues. A cooperation of GIZ and GSI
                          In the scope of a green technologies dissemination initiative implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the ... Read more
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Keynote by Vera Songwe
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Keynote by Elizabeth Vazquez
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Keynote by Justine Greening
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Keynote by Linda Scott
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Expert forum: A circular economy to recouple social, economic and environmental prosperity – perspectives from the Global South
  The Global Solutions Initiative hosted a forum with renowned experts on circular economy matters during the federal “Week of Environment”, hosted by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt. The recording of this remote panel is available now. The recording features contributions by Alexander Charalambous, Senior Partner, Living Prospects Ltd (he is a Lead Thematic Convener of the ... Read more
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Keynote by Caren Grown
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Women’s Economic Empowerment: Pandemic Response, Recovery and Resilience – Building Back Better
The goal of the side event is to focus on the importance of gender economic equity across the SDGs, particularly in the context of policy responses to address the economic and social impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic as we seek to build forward better.  Our objective is to secure a collective commitment to action and ... Read more
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Highlights: Women’s Economic Empowerment: Pandemic Response, Recovery and Resilience – Building Back Better
The work of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (UNHLP-WEE), completed in 2017, focused on several key issues that are particularly relevant for the building back better and increasing the resiliency of women and girls in the face of future economic, environmental and social shocks. This side event brings together some ... Read more
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Holger Görg
Summit 2021
Kiel Centre for Globalization
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Saima Shafique
EU SWITCH-Asia programme
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Enrico Giovannini
Summit 2021
Italy
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Stefano Vella
Summit 2021
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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Sonja Peterson
Summit 2021
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
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Shoshana Zuboff
Summit 2021
Harvard Business School
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Jaafar Elmirghani
Summit 2021
University of Leeds
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Frank Tressler Zamorano
Summit 2021
Ambassador
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José Manuel Barroso
Summit 2021
Gavi The Vaccine Alliance
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Kate O’Regan
Summit 2021
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
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John Weyant
Summit 2021
Energy Modeling Forum, Stanford University
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Linda Scott
Summit 2021
Oxford University
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Anna Sauerbrey
Summit 2021
Der Tagesspiegel
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Sergio Bitar
Summit 2021
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
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Angélica Moncada
Summit 2021
NUUP Lab
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Medrilzam
Summit 2021
Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Indonesia
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Oumaima Bendjama
Summit 2021
STEPS
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Zhang Xiliang
Summit 2021
Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University
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Felix Kartte
Summit 2021
Reset.Tech
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Renana Jhabvala
Summit 2021
Self-Employed Women's Assciation (SEWA)
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We mourn the passing of Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein
We mourn the passing of Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein * September 13, 1974 † May 28, 2021 He was our colleague, knowledgeable partner and, in the early years of our organization, host at the Hertie School of Governance. His enthusiasm and staunch advocacy of multilateralism will always remain an inspiration to us. Our sympathies go ... Read more
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Michael Green
Summit 2021
Social Progress Imperative
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Edlam Abera Yemeru
Summit 2021
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
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Philipp Plog
Summit 2021
Managing Partner of Fieldfisher Germany
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Nicolas Pinaud
Summit 2021
OECD
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Imène Hanniche
Summit 2021
STEPS
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Jerome Ochieng
Summit 2021
State Department of ICT & Innovation, Kenya
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Marieme Esther Dassanou
Summit 2021
Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Merkel, Draghi and Guterres call for fair access to Covid-19 vaccines at Global Solutions Summit
PRESS RELEASE   Speakers said the pandemic has highlighted the need for strengthened global solidarity and a recoupling of economic, social and environmental prosperity  Berlin, May 31st 2021 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for enhanced global solidarity and fair access to Covid-19 vaccines at the Global Solutions Summit which brought together leaders from politics, business and civil society to ... Read more
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UN’s Guterres: Unfair vaccine distribution is ‘totally unacceptable’
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that vaccination efforts in rich countries could be undermined by new virus mutations in the global South  Berlin, May, 28th 2021 – Inequities in vaccine distribution are “totally unacceptable,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Global Solutions Summit, warning that “anger” in countries falling behind could endanger international relations.   Condemning vaccine nationalism and hoarding, Guterres said the vaccination campaigns of rich nations in the global North ... Read more
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Taiwan minister shares vision of using digital tools to improve society
The nation is using collective intelligence to address social needs, Audrey Tang tells summit  Berlin, May, 28th 2021 – Technology must work for the people, Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang told the Global Solutions Summit, as she laid out the nation’s vision of using digital tools to improve government effectiveness and build more open and ... Read more
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Multilateralism is ‘bouncing back:’ Merkel and Draghi call for more global cooperation
German Chancellor and Italian Prime Minister stress need for access to vaccines for poorest countries Berlin, May, 28th 2021 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mario Draghi, Italy’s Prime Minister and President of the G20, kicked off the second day of the Global Solutions Summit by making a strong case for multilateralism and global cooperation ... Read more
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Global Solutions Summit highlights need for fundamental system change in post-Covid world
The summit’s first day featured calls to strengthen health preparedness, guarantee human rights in the digital realm, and overhaul economic modelling, accounting and trade governance Berlin, May, 27th 2021 – The Global Solutions Summit kicked off on Thursday as a “rallying cry” for a Great Realignment, with top politicians, academics and business chiefs calling for ... Read more
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Central banks are increasingly focused on climate change and call for new economic modelling
An executive board member of the ECB tells a Global Solutions Summit panel that current models are “quite deficient” in measuring transition risk  Berlin, May, 27th 2021 – A new conception of economic modelling is needed in the fight against climate change, which has increasingly become a focus for central banks, according to a panel at the Global Solutions Summit.   Isabel Schnabel, executive board member of ... Read more
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Accounting is aligned against climate action and must be overhauled, Global Solutions Summit panelists say
Accounting and financial reporting currently penalizes businesses investing in net zero strategies   Berlin, May, 27th 2021 – The current system of corporate reporting needs to be overhauled if the world is to attain climate goals, according to a panel on the constraints of accounting at the Global Solutions Summit.  A business’s chief executive wanting to implement a net zero strategy today is likely to be dissuaded by the chief financial officer ... Read more

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