What are the consequences of nationalism for global agreements? Will the populists be able to obstruct today’s global collaborations, such as the Paris agreement and Agenda 2030? Will the challenge of nationalism trigger a backlash leading to more international cooperation? Which institutional reforms are necessary to tackle global challenges?
These were some of the questions that Carl Lindgren, senior adviser for the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape, discussed during the roundtable “World in Turmoil: How to address global challenges in times of populism?”. The talk was co-hosted by the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) on 22 March. Other participants were Dirk Messner, director of the DIE; Ottmar Edenhofer, deputy director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and main author of the International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP); Susanne Salz of United Actors; and Nicola Bramkamp, director of Theatre Bonn. Moderator was Ute Lange.