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Covid-19 reveals surprising insights into G7 societies – not always for the worst
People in the G7 countries have reacted very differently to the pandemic: For instance, Italians and Japanese have shown more solidarity both with their compatriots and with other countries, while the opposite is true for Canadians and French. These are remarkable results of the study “How Covid-19 changed the world” which the Brookings Institution has ... Read more
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Richard Samans
Summit 2021
International Labour Organization
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Keynote by Christian Kastrop Session Three
This session, the third in a series of sessions discussing the challenges of current data ownership regulation and possible solutions to these challenges, explores the road from theory to practice. Having outlined the proposal for strengthening data ownership, we discuss implications for business in terms of positive effects for innovation and fair competition, as well ... Read more
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Panel Discussion Session Three
This session, the third in a series of sessions discussing the challenges of current data ownership regulation and possible solutions to these challenges, explores the road from theory to practice. Having outlined the proposal for strengthening data ownership, we discuss implications for business in terms of positive effects for innovation and fair competition, as well ... Read more
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Keynote by Gabriela Ramos Session Three
This session, the third in a series of sessions discussing the challenges of current data ownership regulation and possible solutions to these challenges, explores the road from theory to practice. Having outlined the proposal for strengthening data ownership, we discuss implications for business in terms of positive effects for innovation and fair competition, as well ... Read more
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Paola Testori Coggi
Summit 2021
T20 Task Force on Global Health and COVID-19
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52 Ways to Respond the Pandemic INTERSECTING in One Book
With articles and impressive original photographs from around the globe, the project INTERSECTING illustrates why sustainable new infrastructure is key to building resilient societies and preventing future pandemics. The e-book is a project of The Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and New Dialogues as publisher. It can be downloaded on the GSI website.  Berlin, March 30th, 2021 – One year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, a new e-book features ideas and experiences ... Read more
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Revisiting Digital Governance: Session 3
How consumers could regain sovereignty over their data on the web  The third digital panel discussion on Revisiting Digital Governance is now online. With contributions from Dennis J. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), Gabriela Ramos (UNESCO), Cornelia Kutterer (Microsoft), and Jason Furman (Harvard University).  Berlin, March 22, 2021 – How should states and companies deal with the data that consumers generate or disclose online? Renowned experts discussed this ... Read more
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Cornelia Kutterer
Microsoft Corporate, External & Legal Affairs
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Jason Furman
Harvard Kennedy School and Department of Economics at Harvard University
Global Solutions Hub
Global Crises & Disruptions: The Need for a New Generation of HEIs
The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the world on many levels and exacerbated the different crises and disruptions that Higher Education has been facing for several decades. Initially, the pandemic triggered immediate reactions from Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs), such as a transition to distance learning, online methods as well as job placements, internship and mobility ... Read more
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Global Crises & Disruptions: The Need for a New Generation of HEIs
The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the world on many levels and exacerbated the different crises and disruptions that Higher Education has been facing for several decades. Initially, the pandemic triggered immediate reactions from Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs), such as a transition to distance learning, online methods as well as job placements, internship and mobility ... Read more
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Keynote Ihsan Sabuncuoğlu
The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the world on many levels and exacerbated the different crises and disruptions that Higher Education has been facing for several decades. Initially, the pandemic triggered immediate reactions from Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs), such as a transition to distance learning, online methods as well as job placements, internship and mobility ... Read more
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Keynote by João Torres
The Second Solution Session continues the debate that was initiated through the first session, incorporating the valuable input received through the Online Exchange. Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht, State Secretary Christian Kastrop, Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection João Torres, Global Solutions President Dennis J. Snower, Anna ... Read more
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Keynote by Christine Lambrecht
The Second Solution Session continues the debate that was initiated through the first session, incorporating the valuable input received through the Online Exchange. Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht, State Secretary Christian Kastrop, Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection João Torres, Global Solutions President Dennis J. Snower, Anna ... Read more
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Revisiting Digital Governance: the second Solution Session
The Second Solution Session continues the debate that was initiated through the first session, incorporating the valuable input received through the Online Exchange. Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht, State Secretary Christian Kastrop, Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection João Torres, Global Solutions President Dennis J. Snower, Anna ... Read more
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João Torres
Portuguese Ministry for Economy and Digital Transition
Global Solutions Hub
Revisiting Digital Governance
Society at large can only reap the benefits of digitalization if it succeeds in promoting economic, social and political progress. The Global Solutions Initiative has therefore set itself the goal of actively advancing the debate on digital governance and developing proposals in close cooperation between research, business and politics that will lead to a comprehensive reorientation of ... Read more
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Closing Keynote by Christian Kastrop
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany has set itself the goal of actively shaping current social and economic transformation processes. Digital transformation and its design for the common good and consumer-oriention in accordance with the sustainability goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 is an essential focus topic. In the area of justice and consumer ... Read more
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Revisiting Digital Governance: the first Solution Session
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany has set itself the goal of actively shaping current social and economic transformation processes. Digital transformation and its design for the common good and consumer-oriention in accordance with the sustainability goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 is an essential focus topic. In the area of justice and consumer ... Read more
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Opening Keynote by Paul Twomey
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany has set itself the goal of actively shaping current social and economic transformation processes. Digital transformation and its design for the common good and consumer-oriention in accordance with the sustainability goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 is an essential focus topic. In the area of justice and consumer ... Read more
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Opening Keynote by Dennis Snower
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany has set itself the goal of actively shaping current social and economic transformation processes. Digital transformation and its design for the common good and consumer-oriention in accordance with the sustainability goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 is an essential focus topic. In the area of justice and consumer ... Read more
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Maria Farrell
Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab, University of Western Australia
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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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GIZ panel “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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Keynote Tetsushi Sonobe
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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Keynote Michael Cohen
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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Consumer policy after COVID-19: Fostering social cohesion requires an update to digital governance
This article is a pre-publication from the next issue of the Global Solutions Journal, which will be published in January 2021 on the occasion of the beginning of the Italian G20 Presidency The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a new form of digital governance to support consumers around the world. Digital consumer policy ... Read more
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Impact of digital technologies and the fourth industrial revolution on trade in services
Christopher Findlay (Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide), Erik van der Marel (European Centre for International Political Economy), Fukunari Kimura (Keio University, ERIA), Hein Roelfsema (Utrecht University), Hildegunn Kyvik-Nordås (Orebro University, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Ingo Borchert (Sussex University), Jane Drake-Brockman (Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide), Magnus Lodefalk (Orebro University), Mustafa Yagci (Islamic Development), Nigel Cory (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), Sherry Stephenson (PECC Taskforce on Services), Shin-Yi Peng (National Tsing Hua University), Yose Rizal Damuri (Centre for Strategic and International Studies), Ziyang Fan (World Economic Forum)
Policy Brief
Industrial subsidies as a major policy response since the global financial crises: Consequences and remedies
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch), Henry Gao (Singapore Management University), Naoise McDonagh (Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide), Peter Draper (Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia), Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen, Global Trade Alert)
Policy Brief
Improving key functions of the world trade organization: Fostering open plurilaterals, regime management, and decision-making
Anwarul Hoda (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Clara Brandi (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Manfred Elsig (World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern), Xinquan Tu (University of International Business & Economics (UIBE))
Policy Brief
The need for WTO reform: Where to start in governing world trade?
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Claudia Schmucker (German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)), Fabrizzio Botti (Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)), M. Sait Akman (Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)), Peter Draper (Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia), Pier Carlo Padoan (Member of the Italian Parliament, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI))
Policy Brief
Economic diversification in the mena region
Abdulelah Darandary (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research), Amer Al Roubaie (Ahlia University), Ayman Zebran (University of Business Technology), David Havrlant (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Farah Durani (University of Business and Technology), Hatem Akeel (University of Business and Technology), Imed Drine (Islamic Development Bank), Jamal Alzayer (King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals), Mohsen Tavakol (Atlantic Council), Said A. Alshaikh (Riyadh Economic Forum), Salah Abu Nar (University of Business and Technology)
Policy Brief
Diversification and the world trading system
Abdelaaziz Ait Ali (Policy Center for the New South), Abdulelah Darandary (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research), Anabel Gonzalez (the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC, and a consultant on trade and investment), Carlos Braga (King Faisal University), Mohammed Al Doghan (King Faisal University), Muhammad Bhatti (King Faisal University), Niclas Poitiers (Bruegel),
Policy Brief
Reforming investor-state dispute settlement and promotion of trade and investment cooperation
Anton Asoskov (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Attila Tanzi (University of Bologna), Crina Baltag (Stockholm University), Faisal Alfadhel (Saudi Shura Council), Giammarco Rao (Queen Mary University of London), James Claxton (Rikkyo University), Kabir Duggal (Columbia Law School), Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London), Mark Feldman (Peking University School of Transnational Law), Roberto Castro de Figueiredo (St Mary’s University), Sergio Puig (University of Arizona), Wenhua Shan (Xi'an Jiaotong University)
Policy Brief
How the G20 can advance sustainable and digital investment
Adnan Serič (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Augustine Peter (Research and Information System for Developing Countries), Karl P. Sauvant (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University), Lucia Tajoli (Politecnico di Milano), Matthew Stephenson (World Economic Forum), Mohammed Faiz Shaul Hamid (Islamic Development Bank Group)
Policy Brief
Trade implications of tax expenditures
Agustin Redonda (Council on Economic Policies), Facundo Calvo (IELPO LL.M., University of Barcelona), Gilles Carbonnier (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Irma Mosquera Valderrama (Leiden University), Rahul Mehrotra (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Robert Koopman (World Trade Organization)
Policy Brief
Financing energy efficiency of buildings: Green instruments and policy guidance
Fang Zhang (Harvard Kennedy School and The Fletcher School), Fatih Yilmaz (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Kaliappa Kalirajan (Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University), Kelly Sims Gallagher (The Fletcher School), Nawaz Peerbocus (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Rishikesh Ram Bhandary (Research Fellow, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University), Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)
Policy Brief
A cost-effective pathway to a low-emissions transportation future
Anushree Majumdar (Council on Energy, Environment and Water), Dimpy Suneja (RMI India), Gabriel Collins (Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy), Geetika Dang (Sattva Consulting), Omar Al Harbi (Saudi Aramco), Puneet Kamboj (Council on Energy, Environment and Water), Rubal Dua (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Tamara Sheldon (University of South Carolina), Yagyavalk Bhatt (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC))
Policy Brief
Toward a comprehensive approach to youth empowerment for climate action
Chioma Daisy Onyige (Global Young Academy, University of Port Harcourt), D.G. Webster (Dartmouth University), Leila Dagher (American University of Beirut), Lim Boon Han (Global Young Academy, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman), Liz Canner (Astrea Media), Neeshad Shafi (Arab Youth Climate Movement), Neha (The Energy and Resources Institute), Noura Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Nova Ahmad (Global Young Academy, North South University), Renard Siew (Global Young Academy, Centre for Governance and Political Studies), Sara Zaini (Emkan Education), Shabana Khan (Global Young Academy, Indian Research Academy), Shahad Almufti (Decision Support Center—Royal Court), Miranda Schreurs (Technical University of Munich)
Policy Brief
Africa’s diversification and its trade policy transformation
Abebe Shimeles (African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Clara Brandi (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), David Luke (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Fatima Olanike Kareem (University of Goettingen), Frederik Stender (German Development Institute), Njuguna Ndung’u (African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)), Olayinka Idowu Kareem (University of Hohenheim), Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi (Euro Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES)), Simon Mevel (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Wilson Wasike (African Economic Research Consortium)
Policy Brief
G20’s role in marine biodiversity – policy options and best practices for enhancing marine protected areas (MPA)
Fraddry D’Souza (Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute), Swati Ganeshan (Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute)
Policy Brief
Enhancing voluntary collaboration on cooling through the G20
Alessandro Lanza (LUISS University), Benoit Lebot (International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)), Karan Mangotra (TERI), Mashael Al Shalan (Aeon Collective), Maxime Beaugrand (Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)), Mazhar Bari (Siemens), Moncef Krarti (University of Colorado), Natalia Odnoletkova (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)), Nicholas Howarth (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Noura T. Al-Saud (Aeon Collective), Radhika Khosla (University of Oxford), Tadeusz Patzek (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)), Thamir Al Shehri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Yamina Saheb (OpenEXP)

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