The proposed model in the submission is two levels of clubs, composed of cities and countries respectively. In order to tackle global catastrophic risks the model is inclusive, accountable, and additive. Clubs have requirements tied to addressing global challenges. The clubs do not require membership from every single actor in the system to be viable. Current city collaboration initiatives lack enforcement tools, therefore the submission institutes a city forum, and an index for comparing cities' efforts, providing accountability and access to innovation exchange. The combination of tangible rewards to membership and the possibility of removal combined means decisions can be made despite the disagreement of a minority of individual members. 

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Luca Rade

Luca Rade is pursuing his bachelor's degree at Princeton University in Complex Adaptive Systems, an independently created major combining mathematics, ecology and evolutionary biology, and mechanical engineering. He is Junior External Faculty at the Complexity Science Hub, Vienna, and a Research Fellow at the Global Systemic Risk Research Group at Princeton. He is interested in the forces driving the aggregation of interacting individual units into cohesive systems, and the mechanisms determining the properties and dynamics of those systems. In addition to his academic work, he combines a rigorous quantitative foundation of the dynamics of complex systems with a qualitative understanding of historical and contemporary economic and social systems to devise holistic policy solutions, including an index measuring the effects of climate change on state fragility, and a smart cities policy proposal read and responded to by the European Commission.

He is also the founder of Envision, a group hosting an annual international conference, speaker events, and discussions on the long-term social and ethical implications and opportunities of emerging technologies.