Civil society can push for action on Our Common Agenda
By Giovanna Kuele
Published in UNA-UK
The COP26 in Glasgow may be the world’s last best chance to confront the most pressing global catastrophic risk of our time. Yet, the climate is not the only emergency that threatens humanity. The world is facing a huge web of interlocking challenges and existential threats, from deadly pandemics and deepening inequality to nuclear proliferation and the wildcard of emerging technologies.
To answer these challenges, rescue public health and revive the global economy, we need more than the familiar bromides of international solidarity and diplomatic bonhomie. Multilateralism is due for an urgent reset. That can’t happen unless we engage civil society to renew ideas and partnerships across borders and cultures.Read more