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What is the GES?

The GES ProcessThe GES is a solution forum attracting world leaders to generate solutions for the most important global problems.

It presents a neutral, creative space in which we can think afresh about tackling global problems across national, cultural, social and religious divides. Hallmarks are that it is research-based and solution-oriented. It is organized every year by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and its partners and is closely linked to the Institute’s research work.

The GES 2015 takes place from October 12th to 14th in Kiel, Germany!

The World Convenes in Kiel - Solution City:


The GES 2015 takes place from October 12-14!

Kiel

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Kiel, Germany
October 13-14, 2015
October 12, 2015
Approximately 350 leading decision makers from politics, business, academia, and civil society.

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GES Blog: Making Cities Thrive

Smart Urban Planning

 

The population in cities is expected to have nearly doubled by 2050. Small cities will become large cities. This also happened to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and it is an outstanding example of how growing cities can be developed sustainably. Here is a three-step strategy...

Read more about mega cities annd urban planning

 

Please note: this blog article reflects the author's opinion only.

Quotes from the Opening Plenary of the GES 2014

GES 2014 - Opening Plenary

We must craft our social settings so as to give people of diverse backgrounds a superordinate goal
Dennis Snower, Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

 

Inequalities are not due to the market forces but due to political forces
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University

 

Read more about the Opening Plenary

Watch some photo impressions of the GES 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)