From Bertelsmann Future Challenges
Climate change is a much more challenging topic than most, first, because it is a multiplier for all other global megatrends (Global Overview of Environmental Conflicts 1980-2005) and, second, because it has the power to imperil mankind all over the world. But at the individual level, although there may be awareness of this challenge, there is little action taken. There are three reasons for this inaction. First, it is costly to change attitudes and behaviors as an adult. Second, the results of a change in attitude are unlikely to benefit the individual during his or her own lifetime. Third, climate change is not currently painful enough to galvanize people to act.
Climate Change Sessions at the Global Economic Symposium 2011
The first link of each session will take you GES Policy Wiki on FutureChallenges.org to propose concrete solutions, the second link leads you to the GES website with more information on this topic.
- Managing Adaptation to Climate Change in the Developing World Solutions on the GES website
- Strategies for Climate Engineering Solutions on the GES website
- Rethinking Energy PolicyGES 2011 Round Table Information
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