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Climate Change Ecological Transition Global Topics

Glasgow: a tipping point for serious action (Anthony Burke, The Interpreter)

In a little over a week, the most consequential climate meeting in human history begins in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earth has warmed by up to 1.3°C since 1880. Devastating fires, cyclones and weather are wreaking havoc around the world. And current emissions trends put the world on a path toward 3°C of catastrophic heating by 2100, which would trigger tipping points such as the melting of the poles, the loss of the Amazon rainforest, and a drastic slowdown in the Atlantic ocean circulation.

Glasgow: a tipping point for serious action | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)

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G20 Global Topics

The G20 and the road to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis (East Asia Forum)

When the G20 leaders first met in November 2008, they recognised that a recovery from the global financial crisis could not be orchestrated by rich economies alone. The composition of the G20 reflected the shift in the world’s economic centre of gravity, towards Asia and the emerging economies around the world. Its agenda back in 2008 reflected the fact that a global recovery could only be achieved with truly global cooperation.

The G20 and the road to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis | East Asia Forum

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G20 Global Topics

The G20 needs to do more than recycle the G7’s agenda (Adam Triggs, East Asia Forum)

The world economy is facing a two-speed recovery. The rich world is overheating. The poor world is stagnating, with Asia’s developing countries at its centre. Left to fester, both worlds will soon start exporting problems to each other, creating a dangerous feedback loop.

The G20 needs to do more than recycle the G7’s agenda | East Asia Forum

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Global Topics Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript of the Plenary Session of the 18th Annual Meeting (Vladimir Putin, Valdai Discussion Club)

This year’s theme is Global Shake-up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values and the State. The four-day programme includes over 15 in-person and online sessions.

Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript of the Plenary Session of the 18th Annual Meeting — Valdai Club

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Global Topics Liberalism

Restraining the Excesses of Liberalism (Glenn Diesen, Valdai Discussion Club)

However, this article argues that restraining the excesses of liberalism is a positive and necessary correction as unfettered liberalism has undermined domestic and international stability. The system has not self-corrected as liberal ideology has blinded the West by the certainty of its own righteousness. We have now reached the breaking point where the current state of affairs no longer work.

Restraining the Excesses of Liberalism — Valdai Club