SCR 500 report 2023

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Merkel, Draghi, and Guterres to approach Global Solutions at Summit in Berlin

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Merkel, Draghi, and Guterres to approach Global Solutions at Summit in Berlin


– Global Solutions Summit will contribute to the “Great Realignment” –

Berlin, 21 May. Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and UN Secretary General António Guterres will discuss solutions for the challenges of G20 members together with 150 experts from politics, economy, science, and civil society. Again, this year VIPs will meet at the Global Solution Summit in Berlin on 27/28 May. The focus will be on practical implementation approaches to strengthen the global health systems, the world economy, education as well as on climate change. The discussion will be held as the follow-up of the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia (November 2020). One of the targets to be discussed will be to find out concrete examples for applications regarding the 1 Trillion Trees Initiative as well as for Green Growth.

The President of the Global Solutions Summit, Prof. Dennis J. Snower, chairs a network of leading think tanks spread out over the G20 member states. Thus, for many years by the Global Solution Initiative Prof. Dennis J. Snower is offering a bunch of lighthouse solutions in terms of global challenges. His target group is global decision-makers as well as scientists. In some regions of the world you could already register impressive improvements, but still under the radar of media and politics.

As President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy Snower was demanded by the German Federal Government to motivate the think tanks of the G20 member states to contribute to the G20 Summit in Hamburg in terms of a broad range of solutions for existing challenges.

This year Mario Draghi will host the G20 in October, followed by India as host in 2022.

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The Global Solutions Summit will contribute to the “Great Realignment” in five areas:

  • · Economic realignment requires a systemic transformation to ensure that economic activity genuinely promotes societal wellbeing and operates within planetary boundaries.
  • · Ecological realignment demands that we leave the next generation an environment that is at least as healthy as the one we have received from the previous generation.
  • · Governance realignment requires the mindset of polycentric governance in which multiple actors cooperate across levels (from micro to macro) and across domains (economy, health, technology, security, welfare, and so on) to spark broad-based collective action.
  • · Technological realignment demands mechanisms, regulations, and principles to ensure that technological innovations contribute to human wellbeing and societal progress.
  • · Social realignment requires a focus on social cohesion and prosperity and entails visions of a new social contract.

The Global Solutions Summit 2021 will take a hybrid virtual and in-person format due to the pandemic. “The appeal of the physical Summit has always been the ability to meet face-to-face with many like-minded people. It is exceedingly important to us that much of this can also take place in the digital space,” stresses Dennis J. Snower.

Over 150 speakers will participate in the Summit, including

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Mario Draghi, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Africa Union President Félix Tshisekedi, President of DRC. Among many other high-ranking representatives, EU Commission Vice-Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis (An Economy that Works for People), Věra Jourová (Values and Transparency), Frans Timmermans (European Green Deal) will also take part, as will other EU representatives and German Ministers Christine Lambrecht (Justice and Consumer Protection plus Family Affairs), Olaf Scholz (Finance), Svenja Schulze (Environment) and Jens Spahn (Health).

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