Exploring Global Climate Governance Solutions

Join us at our annual New Shape Forum to explore and discuss our most current global catastrophic risks and global governance fit to mitigate these risks.

On October 12th we will launch the Global Challenges Foundation’s annual Risk Report and meet with experts to assess specific risks and what they might mean for the current state of humanity. We will also discuss a range of possible global governance solutions with key thinkers and practitioners.

On October 13th the Climate Governance Commission appointed by the Global Challenges Foundation will launch a first Commission report highlighting pathways to more proactive global governance for strengthened international climate policy. With key experts in the field, we explore concepts such as exponential climate policy and thought-provoking governance solutions ranging from new institutions, such as a Global Environment Agency and a Global Resilience Council, to enhanced institutional approaches, such as how to better integrate climate in trade rules, to "bottom-up" pathways such as Climate Clubs, an international climate policy clearinghouse, and a Global Green Hydrogen Alliance.

Register to the free online event below to receive video links and program updates.

Moderator: Jens Orback, Executive Director at Global Challenges Foundation.

Agenda

New Shape Forum October 12, 2021

  • 14:00 Introduction and launch of GCF’s annual risk report 2021

    Jens Orback and Johan Rockström, GCF Board member and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • 14:15 The interconnectedness of global catastrophic risks - thinkers tank

    • Erin Sikorsky, Director at the Centre for Climate and Security 
    • David Heymann, Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • 14:50 Break

  • 15:00 Unknown risks

    Martin Rees, the UK’s Astronomer Royal and co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

  • 15:15 Risk preparedness - thinkers tank

    The above-mentioned panel is joined by Martin Rees

  • 15:30 Global Catastrophic Risk Index

    Augusto Lopez Claros, Executive Director of the Global Governance Forum

  • 15:45 The need for global governance structures to mitigate risks - walk and talk

    • Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm +50 Ambassador and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of the Environment/Swedish Government Offices
    • Natalie Samarasinghe, Director of the UN Association in the UK
    • Folke Tersman, Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University 
    • Pelle Enarsson, Senior Advisor at the UN Foundation

  • 16:15 Thinkers Meetup - winner of How is it Governed 2021

    Jens Orback congratulates and discusses with Dr. Karem Roitman, director of Thinkers MeetUp and Stuart Lloyd, constructor of the winning submission at the Thinkers MeetUp. Thinkers MeetUp is the winner of the Global Challenges Foundation’s competition How is it Governed 2021.

  • 16:25 Closing session

    Closing session with Jens Orback and Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research at Global Challenges Foundation

  • 16:30 End of Day 1

New Shape Forum October 13, 2021

  • 14:00 Recapitulation of Day 1 and introduction of Day 2

    • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research at Global Challenges Foundation
    • Maja Groff, International lawyer and Convener of the Climate Governance Commission

  • 14:05 Introduction and launch of the Climate Governance Commission report Governing our Climate Future

    • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research at Global Challenges Foundation
    • Linda Burenius, Head of Development at Global Challenges Foundation
    • Maja Groff, International lawyer and Convener of the Climate Governance Commission

  • 14:20 Video comments on the New Shape Forum

    • Vladislav Kaim, UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
    • Jimena Leiva Roesch, Head of Peace and Sustainable Development at the International Peace Institute
    • Jonas Carlehed, Sustainabiity Manager IKEA Sweden

  • 14:25 Governing our Climate Future - what’s next? A roundtable discussion

    • Johan Rockström, GCF Board member and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament (S&D) and Parliament Rapporteur for EU’s new climate law
    • Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Stockholm +50 Ambassador and Senior Advisor at the Ministry of the Environment/Swedish Government Offices (TBC)

  • 14:50 Current trends and the need of global governance for a rapid transition, part 1

    • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament (S&D) and Parliament Rapporteur for EU’s new climate law
    • Angela Churie Kallhague, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank
    • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research at Global Challenges Foundation

  • 15:00 Break

  • 15:10 Current trends and the need of global governance for a rapid transition, part 2

    • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament (S&D) and Parliament Rapporteur for EU’s new climate law
    • Angela Churie Kallhague, Senior Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank
    • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research at Global Challenges Foundation

  • 15:25 Governance perspectives on a socially and economically just transition - thinkers tank

    • Sabina Dewan, President and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network
    • Arunabha Ghosh, Founder and CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water – CEEW
    • Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam

  • 15:50 Reformed and new institutions for mitigation of climate change risk

    Maja Groff – International lawyer and Convener of the Climate Governance Commission

  • 15:55 Global Institutions for the 21st Century - A Global Environment Agency

    Arthur Dahl, President of the International Environment Forum and co-author of Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century 

    Global Resilience Council

  • 16:00 Break

  • 16:10 Global Resilience Council

    Georgios Kostakos, co-founder and Executive Director of FOGGS, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability

  • 16:15 Debate and discussion of New/Reformed institutions

    • Georgios Kostakos, co-founder and Executive Director of FOGGS, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability
    • Arthur Dahl, President, International Environment Forum
    • Anja Olin-Pape, Expert on youth policy, Global Challenges Foundation
    • Pelle Enarsson, Senior Advisor, UN Foundation

  • 16:40 Closing session

    Closing session with Jens Orback and Johan Rockström, GCF Board member and Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research