Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads
A strengthened and upgraded multilateralism in which states and all non-state actors multiply their efforts to develop a culture of global cooperation is a central prerequisite for a transformation moving us closer to sustainability. However, the global order is under stress: nationalism and “our country first” strategies are growing within many societies and governments.
Back to back with COP23, the conference “Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?” will issue a strong call for decisive steps to accelerate the implementation of climate and sustainability commitments. The conference is being organised by the German Development Institute (DIE) in cooperation with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Stiftung Mercator; the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety; and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.
In this spirit, the conference will bring together influential high-level participants from academia, civil society, business, international organisations, national and subnational governments, as well as media and the arts from around the globe.
Jasdeep Randhawa has been invited as a speaker for the parallel session during the conference on "Pluralism of World Order Concepts – Reservoir of Cooperation or Amplifier of Conflict?" on Sunday 5 November. She will elaborate on innovative approaches to global governance. In this regard, Jasdeep along with the Panel will be discussing the following narrative and guiding questions.
All over the world, there are varying concepts for the future world order, and how future global governance should be configured. In the past it seemed clear that intensifying global interaction would lead to converging concepts of world order and global governance, yet in more recent years it has become evident that this is not the case. The future world order is open, contingent, and likely to be characterised by many diverging concepts.
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