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Twenty Global Problems, Twenty years to cope: Jean-Francois Rischard

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  1. Introduction
  2. What is the greenhouse effect?
  3. The determining factors
  4. The heat wave in summers, is it actually due to the greenhouse effect?
  5. Will this phenomenon happen again?
  6. Conclusion

Natural resources can now be renewed more quickly to meet the growing demands of the population which is expected to reach over 8 billion by 2050. Moreover, the environment suffers from these new needs. Through this example, one can see the limits of the international system in responding to global problems and the urgency to find solutions.

The book ?Twenty Global Problems, twenty years to address' is written by Jean-Francois Rischard considering solutions to the world's toughest problems. Moreover, its author, a former vice president of the World Bank for Europe offers a critique of the current international system, an analysis of key global challenges and solutions to solve them through a new institutional approach that would be to governance networks.

This book provides answers to various questions: what are the weaknesses of the current system that prevent the resolution of major global issues? What data devices are to be considered? What are possible solutions? The author wrote his book into three parts. In the first part, Jean-Francois Rischard analyzes today's world and the different realities that will change. The second part presents the twenty key issues that will face the world by twenty years. The third and final part presents the recognition of the weaknesses of international institutions to address major global challenges and presents options to address them.

Through the two forces that will determine tomorrow's world, Jean-Francois Rischard shows that the current problems will be even more difficult to resolve by the institutions. Recent change slowly making it difficult to prepare for future changes. In addition, they will have to integrate three new realities. To start with the hierarchy of organizations is responsible for the slow pace of change and decision making. For added flexibility, the institutions must organize themselves into networks. Second, the nation states are challenged because their politics, their economy and their environment do more to restrict their borders.

Finally, a new partnership is set up: civil society and the private sector have grown in power. They must partner with the public sector to solve global problems. Each party has a particular advantage over others. Without the coalition of businesses, civil society and public sector, there is no challenge that can be met. It is important that institutions take into account these new realities to deal with future changes.

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