Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Dennis Snower on creating a global identity

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During this year’s Salzburg Trilogue, Dennis Snower gave an interview on the Global Economic Symposium’s attempt to create global identity. He concludes that global problems like climate change and the financial crisis cannot be sufficiently addressed on the national level; they require global cooperation and global solutions.

“The GES is about creating a neutral open space in which we can understand that we are a global community; in which we are prepared to take on global responsibilities and understand that as the world has become interconnected and globalized, we have become interconnected in various important ways. (…) The GES grew out of the realization that we must come together as a global community – that we are increasingly a global economy, but not a global society.”

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