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Resilient Dynamism

The Big Idea for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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? 

 

Perspectives

  1. 1 The World Economic Forum's Call to Action on Global Warming
    Daniel Honan Think Tank
  2. 2 Science or Spam?
    James Lawrence Powell
  3. 3 A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Sustainability
    Bjørn Lomborg
  4. 4 Whose responsibility is global warming?
    Peter Rojas
 

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