January 22

Inventing the Future

Tuesday’s Big Idea

Resilient Dynamism

The theme for this year's World Economic Forum retreat in Davos, Switzerland is defined as the ability to quickly recover from the next unexpected event. 

"Resilient Dynamism" itself is not a strategy, but the combination of characteristics a country must possess -- resilience and dynamism -- in order to prosper in today's world. This will serve as a guiding principle of the Forum's annual report on global risk.

This idea also will be applied to problems such as the conflict in Syria and other Arab nations, youth unemployment, the integration of women throughout the global economy and global warming. The Forum is already making waves on global warming with a recent report that placed a $700 billion price tag on the global efforts it says are needed annually. 

The report by the Green Growth Action Alliance -- a public and private group launched at the Group of 20 meeting in Mexico last year -- is the subject of today's lesson. How can we apply the concept of resilient dynamism to global warming? 

 

  1. 1 The World Economic Forum's Call t...
  2. 2 Science or Spam?
  3. 3 A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Sustai...
  4. 4 Whose responsibility is global wa...
   
  1. The World Economic Forum's Call to Action on Global Warming

    The World Economic Forum's Call to Action on Global Warming

    A new report by the World Economic Forum says we must spend $700 billion annually to wane ourselves off fossil fuels that have been linked to a rise in extreme weather-related disasters in recent years. 

    Read More…
  2. Science or Spam?

    Science or Spam?

    James Lawrence Powell weighs in on the question of public trust in science.

    Read More…
  3. A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Sustainability

    A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Sustainability

    Businesses often spend money on politically correct solutions that don’t lead to anything.

    Read More…
  4. Whose responsibility is global warming?

    Whose responsibility is global warming?

    It's really about mobbing to a hydrogen-based economy, Rojas says.

    Read More…