Now for the Long Term: A Global Call to Action

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM
CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
  • Natalie Day
Mar 13

The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations gathered 19 international leaders from government, business and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations. Chaired by Pascal Lamy, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, the Commission’s report, “Now for the Long Term” is the product of a year-long process and debate on the successes and failures in addressing global challenges over recent decades. Released in October 2013, it calls for a radical shake-up in politics and business to embed long-term thinking and provides practical recommendations for action in order to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. Natalie Day, Head of Policy at the Oxford Martin School and lead of the Commission secretariat, will join CIGI on March 13th to share the key findings of the Commission and discuss their implications for policy making at the national and international level. 

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