Norms for Global Governance

Sharing core norms and values
Jul 21, 2012 | Sean Cleary. Executive Vice Chair. FutureWorld Foundatoin

The Challenge:
The need to manage systemic global risks and to protect the global commons, points to the need for a better mechanism of global governance. The tension between the political accountability of national leaders to their citizens, and the need for governments to restrict the delivery of some benefits now, if we are to secure goods for future generations, and assist the large number of people still mired in poverty, frustrates its achievement. The passage of current events, from the recent global financial crisis, to the risk of inflection points if we transgress planetary boundaries involving climate, fresh water, biogeochemical loading, the destruction of biodiversity, and ocean acidification, reinforce the urgency of the need.

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