Global Challenges Foundation

Global Challenges Foundation

Podcast by Global Challenges Foundation

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The world is facing risks with potentially catastrophic consequences. Most recently, COVID-19 has shown the devastating effects of communicable diseases. At the same time, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to rise, a slower process than a pandemic but already causing many deaths related to extreme weather events. The second of the Global Challenges Foundation policy perspective series examines how learning from earlier progress can facilitate action today, both on the global environment and on other challenges. Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation, interviews Mats Engström, the author of the report as well as writer, journalist, and former Deputy State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. Comments are provided by Adriana Erthal Abdenur, a Brazilian social scientist with extensive experience in international security. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ.

Oct 19

32 min 45 sec

The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political forum, composed by the world's largest advanced economies and wealthiest liberal democracies. Recently, an idea of expanding the membership of the G7 to a Democracy Ten (D10) has been proposed. The first of the Global Challenges Foundation policy perspective series examines the D10 and possible developments for global governance. Jens Orback, Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation, interviews Daniel Schatz, the author of the report as well as political scientist, author on the topic of international relations, and visiting scholar at Georgetown University. Comments are provided by Birgitta Ohlsson, Director Political Parties at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Sweden's former MInister for European Union Affairs, together with Folke Tersman, Professor of Philosophy at Uppsala University.

Jul 9

36 min 49 sec

On 24 November 2016, Global Challenges Foundation vice chairman Mats Andersson participated in GCF’s panel discussion at Chatham House in London. The topic was “How Should Global Catastrophic Risks be Managed?” The discussion was paired with the official launch of the Global Challenges Prize 2017 – A New Shape. Panellists were: Rob Bailey, research director at the Energy, Environment and Resources department at Chatham House; Thomas Hale, researcher of global public policy at Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government; David Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who heads the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House; and Dr. Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security at Chatham House. Moderator was Sebastian Farquhar, leader of the Global Priorities Project at the Centre for Effective Altruism.

May 17

1 hr 13 min

Coronapandemin har likheter med risken för katastrofala klimatförändringar, med global allmänningar som kraschar. Tidskalorna är dock annorlunda för de två katastroferna. Vad kan vi lära av en abrupt smäll som pandemin för att bättre kunna bemöta en smygande katastrof som klimatförändringarna? Jens Orback, VD Global Challenges Foundation, leder ett samtal med Johan Rockström som är direktör för Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK, Svante Axelsson Nationell samordnare för Fossilfritt Sverige och Linda Burenius, utvecklingsansvarig på Global Challenges Foundation.

Apr 2020

50 min 53 sec