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August 2013

 

GES Speaker 2013: We welcome Jürgen Fitschen

August 29, 2013

GES Speaker 2013: We welcome Jürgen Fitschen

Jürgen Fitschen, Co-CEO of the Deutsche Bank AG, will join the Global Economic Symposium 2013.

He will speak in the Opening Plenary.

 

 

 


 

Solutions on "Security in the Face of Globalization"

August 28, 2013

Security in the Face of Globalization

Check out our solutions on "Security in the Face of Globalization" generated by the GES 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

- Agree a "Maastricht Treaty on Crime...
- Military and other public safety...
- Implement a global tracking system...

 


 

See how GES solutions can be implemented:
Solar Shops in the Philippines

August 25, 2013

 

When the sun goes down on Mindoro Island in the Philippines, villages are plunged into complete darkness. People here have no access to electricity, and generators are too expensive, so solar lamps present an affordable and eco-friendly alternative. Those lamps are affordable thanks to microcredit schemes and are distributed via a network of village shops.

Learn more about the Challenge, the Solution and the Implementation.

 


 

Pressure on Guardian: Democratic principles must be maintained

August 22, 2013

Dealing with TerrorismThe British newspaper “The Guardian” has been forced to destroy data concerning Snowden’s leaks, contradicting the country’s freedom of press declarations. For GES-experts, democratic principles and the rule of law must be maintained and should not be sacrificed in the name of the fight against terrorism. If we abandon the fundamental priciples that define our societies, we will not convince those with sympathy for terrorists that we are acting morally.

Read more on our solutions "Dealing with terrorism"

 


 

Solutions on "The Future of Central Banking"

August 21, 2013

GES 2012: The Future of Central Banking

Check out our solutions on "The Future of Central Banking: Inflation Targeting versus Financial Stability" generated by the GES 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

- Central banks should adopt “default...
- Create a World Monetary Authority...
- Delivering price stability must remain...

 


 

Future of the Arab World in the Focus

August 21, 2013

Turmoil in Egypt, civil war in Syria: Two years after the “Arab Spring”, the whole region is in an increasing state of flux. Social discord, sectarian violence and economic pressure are engulfing most of the Arab world. GES-experts will discuss solutions on the future of the Arab World at the GES 2013 in Kiel, Germany (October 1-2).

Read more about the Challenge Future of the Arab World


 

More open immigration policies for high-skilled immigrants

August 20, 2013

Designing Immigration PolicyThe shortage of skilled professionals causes problems in many countries of the western world. To tackle this problem, GES-experts suggest to make immigration policies for high-skilled immigrants much more open. Concerns about a possible brain drain should not be allowed to stop the opening of labor markets for high-skilled immigrants. Read more

 


 

See how GES solutions can be implemented:
Swisscontact - Tooling Sector Creates Jobs and Income in the Western Cape

August 17, 2013

Building Thriving Companies in Low-Income Economies

The Western Cape Tooling Initiative contracted Swisscontact in 2010 to implement a Market Development Program for the sector. The prime objectives were to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in the tooling sector and strengthen their market share.

Learn more about the Challenge, the Solution and the Implementation.

 


 

GES Blog: All Growth Is Based on Innovation

August 16, 2013

All Growth is Based on InnovationThis post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Innovation, Dynamism, and Entrepreneurship.”

"In looking at achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, we must ask ourselves: what does this growth look like, and what is the best way to achieve this particular type of growth? The Australian Government has invested heavily in the concept of innovation, publishing an annual Australian Innovation System Report for the last few years."

Read more in the GES Blog!


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

 


 

GES Blog: Trade Reality: Laborers Work, the Government Reaps

August 15, 2013

Trade Reality: Laborers Work, the Government Reaps"While trade liberalization undoubtedly improves a country's economy, economic policies that are biased against laborers cause the population to remain poor. Policy makers need to realize the huge difference between a rich country and rich people."

Read more in the GES Blog!


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

 


 

Solutions on Fiscal Consolidation through Fiscal Rules?

August 14, 2013

Fiscal Consolidation through Fiscal Rules

Check out our solutions on "Fiscal Consolidation through Fiscal Rules?" generated by the GES 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

- Define a long-term target for the debt-to-GDP ratio and an upper limit for the annual budget deficit to GDP ratio, depending on the business cycle, the country’s existing debt-to-GDP ratio and its future growth prospects.
- Fiscal rules should be given constitutional status..

 


 

See how GES solutions can be implemented:
Measures by the Israeli Government to use recycled water for irrigation

 

 

August 09, 2013

Measures by the Israeli Government to use recycled water for irrigationTreated (recycled) water is now the main source of irrigation water in Israel, accounting for more than 50 percent of annual irrigation water supply. It is expected that in the next decade its share in total irrigation water supply will increase drastically.

Learn more about the Challenge, the Solution and the Implementation.

 


 

Solutions on
"Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media"

August 07, 2013

Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media

Check out our solutions on "Optimizing Information Use through the Internet and Social Media" generated by the GES 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

- Establish information rights as a fundamental prerequisite of democracy and public policy.
- Governments and enterprises should promote the coming paradigm shift....
- Specify user-oriented global standards for online data protection and privacy.

 


 

GES-experts: Mandatory retirement age should be abolished.

August 07, 2013

Financing Old AgeDebates about the future of the public pension system have arised, after the German Ministry of Labor published new figures on the raised retirement age. GES-experts suggest to abolish the mandatory retirement age. Retirees should be allowed to work while drawing benefits. This would lead to longer working lives, taking the pressure off the public pension system.

Read More about mandatory retirement

 


 

See how GES solutions can be implemented:
Program to support entrepreneurs of Moroccan origin in Europe in setting up
sustainable economic activities in Morocco.

 

 

August 03, 2013

Programme to support entrepreneurs of Moroccan origin in EuropeAs more countries in North Africa fight their way to democracy, the demands on the EU for better cooperation will increase. "Circular migration", an idea discussed at the Global Economic Symposium 2009 in Plön might be useful here.

Learn more about the Challenge, the Solution and the Implementation.

 


 

GES Blog: Five Reasons Why We Need a New Perspective on Consumption

August 02, 2013

The concept of “sustainable consumption” comes from the straightforward insight about the limits of our ecology to sustain the Earth’s burgeoning population; as one African elder summarized the meaning of sustainable consumption: “Enough. For all. Forever.”

What is enough, however? Is there a limit to nature’s ability to provide and our ability to find newer uses? Read more in the GES Blog!


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

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