June 10 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST | 16:00 – 17:30 UTC | VirtualRegister
Join our last Q&A session with all 3 authors as we discuss corruption and the need for international enforcement, education for transformation, and immediate steps forward for reform and bridging the governance gap.
In this serries, we have been discussing the book, Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century with the authors, Augusto Lopez-Claros, Arthur Dahl, and Maja Groff. It identifies the major weaknesses in the current United Nations system and each session proposes fundamental reforms to address each.
Is there any hope for those who despair at the state of the world and the powerlessness of governments to find a way forward? Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century provides ambitious but reasonable proposals to give our globalized world the institutions of international governance necessary to address effectively the catastrophic risks facing humanity that are beyond national control. The solution, the authors suggest, is to extend to the international level the same principles of sensible governance that exist in well-governed national systems: rule of law, legislation in the common interest, an executive branch to implement such legislation, and courts to enforce it. The best protection is unified collective action, based on shared values and respect for diversity, to implement widely accepted international principles to advance universal human prosperity and well-being.
Augusto Lopez-Claros Executive Director, Global Governance Forum. Senior Fellow at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Former Director of the Global Indicators Group in DEC of the World Bank.
Dr. Arthur Lyon Dahl is President of the International Environment Forum, a board member of ebbf – ethical business building the future and of the Global Governance Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with 50 years’ experience in environment and international governance, systems science and indicators of sustainability.
Maja Groff Convenor, Climate Governance Commission. Visiting Professor/Scholar at Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University. Lecturer, Hague Academy of International Law.