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Integrating Global Systems Science for SustainabilityNew Thinking about Global Challenges

17.09.2011

10.10.2011 - 11.10.2011
Umweltforum Berlin, Germany

There is an urgent need for new thinking about global systems, in particular about the main driving force of globalization: the world economy.

 

 


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Outline

The 21st century will be a period of unprecedented global challenges – instability of financial markets, global environmental change, large-scale demographic shifts, and more. The famous saying of Einstein’s – that we cannot solve problems with the thinking that generated them – is particularly relevant in the face of these challenges. There is an urgent need for new thinking about global systems, in particular about the main driving force of globalization: the world economy.

This conference is organised by the European research network Global Systems Dynamics & Policy, the Institute for Economic Thinking and Financial Times Deutschland to foster the transition from the thinking that generated the global challenges of our times to a new thinking that shall help decision makers and the wider public to cope with them.

Themes include:

  • difficulties of coordinating economic policy worldwide,
  • relation between inequality and globalization,
  • a perspective of green growth,
  • the role of demography, and
  • a wide variety of methods to improve our understanding of global challenges.

The study of global systems can and must advance in a dialogue between the community of scholars investigating them and the wide variety of stakeholders involved in them. The conference will offer a major opportunity for such dialogue.

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Registration

To register for the conference "New Thinking about Global Challenges", please fill out the form below. After completing you will receive an email in order to activate your registration.

In case of difficulties in filling out this registration form, or in case of additional questions please contact: Jakob Mueller.

Accommodation during the conference is being organised at a hotel in walking distance.

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