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Online discussion

Wednesday, 02. June 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion

Shaping the future of multilateralism

Inclusive pathways to a just and crisis-resilient global order

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Global governance is the challenge of this decade. The international system has been ill-equipped to deal with the parallel and intersecting crises of the Covid-19 pandemic, rising debt levels and accelerating climate change. Global inequality and poverty are on the rise at a time when trust in multilateral institutions and processes is at a low point.

At a time when the United States is returning to the global stage and when liberal democracies are debating how to counter the influence of China’s authoritarian model, it is time to explore new visions of fiscal solidarity, ecologic sustainability and the protection of human rights.

With this event, and through our new publication series (Brussels website | Washington, DC website), we want to open up a conversation on pathways to a just, sustainable and democratic international order that takes into account the needs and priorities of countries with emerging and developing economies and the most vulnerable people and communities. Our discussion inputs will focus on the connections between debt and climate finance, on the conditions for fair trade with goods as well as digital services, as well as on a vision for the global economy that promotes and protects diversity, human rights and gender equality.

The inputs will be the basis for a high-level panel discussion among policymakers and experts from the EU, US, and the Global South.


15:00-15:10 CEST / 09:00-09:10 EDT

Welcome by Bastian Hermisson, Director, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC office

15:10-15:30 CEST / 09:10-09:30 EDT

Discussion inputs by:

  • Olumide Abimbola, Executive Director, APRI - Africa Policy Research Institute, Berlin and author of the study “Africa’s free-trade area signals intent for a new kind of relationship with the EU” (confirmed)
  • Burcu Kilic, Director Digital Rights Program, Public Citizen, Washington, DC and author of the study “Digital trade rules: Big Tech’s end run around domestic regulations” (confirmed)
  • Mohamed Adow, Director, Power Shift Africa, Nairobi and author of the study “Mobilizing resources urgently for climate action: overcoming longstanding challenges and learning from Covid-19” (confirmed)
  • Emilia Reyes, Program Director, Program Director, Policies and Budgets for Equality and Sustainable Development at Equidad, Mexico City and author of the study “Feminist Decolonial Economic Solutions to Address Interconnected Global Crises“ (confirmed)

15:30-16:10 CEST / 09:30-10:10 EDT

Panel discussion with:

  • Anna Cavazzini, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA, Brussels (confirmed)
  • Jesse Young, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, Office of the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, US Department of State, Washington, DC (confirmed)
  • Moderation: Céline Charveriat, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy, Brussels

16:10-16:30 CEST / 10:10-10:30 EDT

Q & A with the audience


Working language: Interpretation into English, French and Spanish

For any questions, please contact Anna Trzcińska.

Note: The technical requirements for participating in the event are a computer, tablet or smartphone with a speaker. Online events will be held using the Zoom software, which will provide a link for participating. The event will be recorded. On first using Zoom, this access link will initiate the download of the client software ("Zoom-launcher.exe"). This software must be executed or installed (recommended) on your computer. If you prefer not to download it, please click on the link "join via browser". Note: This option is only available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Please join the event a few minutes before its start time. After registering for an event, our privacy policy applies. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is not liable for the Zoom software. The Zoom privacy policy is available here.

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