Covid, Climate and Cooperation: What Will It Take to Fix Our Fractured World?
What to expect, what’s at stake, and why it matters to you
The past eighteen months have pushed citizens, communities, and countries to the breaking point. COVID-19 revealed the interdependence of our health, our economies, and our prospects, even as the climate crisis threatens our common humanity, digital media divides as often as unites, and other challenges loom. We know that solidarity is self-interest, and the world can only solve its most pressing needs by working together. Yet our ability to cooperate is being put to test after test. What will it take to find common ground to fix a fractured world?
Ahead of the 2021 United Nations General Assembly, political, business, and civil society leaders face new urgency and rising demand to show common purpose and deliver solutions at scale.
What will it take to beat the COVID-19 crisis decisively? What must be done to avert catastrophic climate change and ensure a habitable planet for the half of the world’s population under 30 and the 10 billion people yet to be born this century? How can we reimagine cooperation amid national divisions and global tensions? Even against the odds, where is the most promising momentum for greater collective action to secure a better, healthier, and more equitable future?
The Financial Times, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, hosted this strategic preview of the UN General Assembly bringing together diverse and insightful speakers to discuss what to expect, what’s at stake, and why it matters to you.
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"From COVID-19 to the climate emergency to humanitarian tragedies in Afghanistan, Haiti, and elsewhere, we need redoubled international cooperation to solve our toughest challenges. Rising global tensions and growing distrust make that harder and more urgent. Our common future depends on the choices we make to fix our fractured world."
Elizabeth Cousens, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
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