The threats we face as a global community such as climate change and extreme poverty threaten our very survival. We need to re-shape our approach towards collaborations, decisions about challenges that affect everyone, everywhere, and our responses to risks that threaten our world. For this to be possible, we must first start talking and thinking freely about what kind of new frameworks must be established for the global community to be able to tackle the great global challenges that humanity is facing today, and will face in the future.
Since the issues are highly complex, there is a need for formation of cross-disciplinary teams to work jointly on more integrated solutions and for bringing together and drawing on expertise from social sectors - academia as well as business, politics and civil society.
To further facilitate such cross-disciplinary team work, TERI University with support from the Global Challenges Foundation (website: www.globalchallenges.org) is organizing a round table discussion on "Remodelling Global Cooperation to Address Global Challenges".
The Participants shall design a governance model able to effectively address the most pressing threats and risks to humanity. The governance model must also be such that it can be implemented within the foreseeable future. This requires for it to be acceptable to major states and the wider international community. A significant measure of civic acceptance is also required.