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Club Online Zoom Event – How to Cope with a World in Turmoil: The Case for Global Cooperation

Date: 20 Jul 2020 07:00 PM | Venue:

How to Cope with a World in Turmoil: The Case for
Global Cooperation
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Monday, July 20, 2020
7:00pm HKT on Zoom
The world is currently in the midst of four significant disruptions: the COVID-19 pandemic; the turmoil of U.S. foreign policy, especially regarding China; the rapid move to a digital economy; and the massive disruption of the natural environment. On the environmental stage this includes not only climate change yet the collapse of biodiversity and growing pollution, especially in urban areas. These challenges require global cooperation, but rather than advancing, cooperation between countries is receding. Jeffrey Sachs, a noted economist, global thinker and best-selling author, in a virtual conversation will discuss his ideas on how global politics can be reoriented from the current dangerous and destructive path toward cooperation and problem solving.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York, where he directed the Earth Institute from 2002 until 2016. He is also director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network and has been an adviser to three United Nations Secretaries-General. He currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres. A best-selling author, Sachs was twice listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and was ranked by The Economist among the top three most influential living economists.


This online event is free of charge and open to FCC members, their guests and the media, and advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link, meeting ID and password the day before the event. Members can test this link immediately. A waiting room will be opened two hours before the start of the event.
For those who are new to Zoom, please follow the links below for guidance:
This event is for club members, their guests and the media


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