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Procedural Governance of Field Experiments in Solar Radiation Management

March 11, 2015
IASS/CIGI Workshop Report
A. Neil Craik, Nigel Moore, Stefan Schäfer, and Mark Lawrence
Throughout 2014 and into early 2015, a series of workshops with selected solar radiation management experts examined and developed ways in which procedural governance can be further employed to ensure cooperation, information disclosure, transparency and assessment especially in light of various concerns about the risks that such activities may present to the environment and about their complex social and political implications.

Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring

January 29, 2015
Domenico Lombardi, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Martin Guzman, José Antonio Ocampo, and Jan Svejnar
The conference Frameworks for Sovereign Debt Restructuring was held at Columbia University on November 17, 2014 with the sponsorship of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, the Center on Global Economic Governance, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This conference report contains the main points that emerged from the discussion, and includes the agenda and list of participants.

Report from the Council of Councils' Sixth Regional Conference, "Managing the New Global Commons" September 28-30, 2014

December 11, 2014
CIGI Conference Report: Canadian Version
Representatives of foreign policy institutes from around the globe gathered in Ottawa from September 28 to 30, 2014, for the sixth annual gathering of the Council of Councils. Over two days and through six sessions, delegates analyzed and discussed some of the most pressing issues confronting policy makers today: managing the Arctic, preventing the global financial system from spiraling into another crisis of confidence, breaking the deadlock on climate change, containing global conflicts, governing the Internet and promoting trade.

Constructive Powers Initiative: Constructive Powers and Development Cooperation

March 21, 2014
On November 26–28, 2013, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security hosted the fourth meeting of the Constructive Powers Initiative (CPI) in Seoul, South Korea.

Constructive Powers Initiative: Internet Governance, Cyber Security and Digital Diplomacy

August 23, 2013
On May 12–14, 2013, The Centre for International Governance Innovation hosted the third meeting of the Constructive Powers Initiative (CPI), held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The workshop, Internet Governance, Cyber Security and Digital Diplomacy, addressed how to regulate the Internet and the issues surrounding cyber security.

Scenario Planning for Solar Radiation Management

August 16, 2013
Jason J. Blackstock, Bidisha Banerjee, George Collins, and Sean Low
Solar geoengineering technologies have the potential to rapidly alter the global climate system. Under some circumstances, these technologies may allow the worst effects of emerging climate change to be avoided, or at least postponed. But important uncertainties also surround the climatic and social effects of these technologies, and their large-scale deployment thus carries significant risks.

False Dichotomies: Economics and the Challenges of Our Time

April 2, 2013
Economics, as a body of research, has failed to provide solutions to many of our most pressing challenges. The CIGI and INET conference, False Dichotomies: Economics and the Challenges of Our Time, held in November 2012, trained a spotlight on lines drawn by economists — between macro and micro, commercial lending and capital markets, and efficiency and equality.

CIGI ’12 — Five Years After the Fall: The Governance Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

February 13, 2013
This report summarizes the international policy discussions and recommendations made to build the global governance arrangements required to counter the lingering effects of the crisis.

Global Governance and the Challenge of Transnational Organized Crime: The Role of the Constructive Powers

December 6, 2012
On September 5–7, 2012, the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C., The Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a German political foundation, hosted the second meeting of the Constructive Powers Initiative, held in Mexico City. The workshop, Global Governance and the Challenge of Transnational Organized Crime: The Role of the Constructive Powers, addressed questions surrounding transnational organized crime, and policy responses to it.

An Unfinished House: Filling the Gaps in International Governance

June 12, 2012
Each year, CIGI hosts its premier event, gathering leading experts and policy makers from around the world to explore international governance issues and challenges. The CIGI ’11 conference, An Unfinished House: Filling the Gaps in International Governance, tackled questions regarding gaps in international governance, focusing on governance challenges under CIGI’s thematic areas of concentration. This conference report combines findings from the conference discussions with points from written responses and attempts to indicate the range, depth and flavour of the proceedings.
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