5 June 2009, Policy Network in association with the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London, UK The politics of climate change: from economic crisis to business revolution
The aim of the event is to discuss how the present economic crisis can lead to a business revolution in low-carbon industries and how the state can best play an active, incentivising and facilitating role in this process.
8 - 11 June 2009, Conference of Montreal, Montreal, Canada The International Economic Forum of the Americas
As a consequence of the global economic turmoil, a new world order is emerging. Decision makers from governments, the private sector, international organizations and civil society need more than ever to rethink the strategies and develop innovative as well as future multidisciplinary solutions to face the global challenges of our multi-polar world and improve its state.
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16 - 17 June 2009, Sri Lanka Ministry of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion, USAID funded CORE project, The Asia Foundation, GTZ, the Employers' Federation of Ceylon, the ILO Enter-Growth project and the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Colombo, Sri Lanka Sub-regional Conference on Local Economic Development
Local Economic Development (LED) has emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional
development strategies, its advantage being the ability to tailor strategies to the local
setting. The global economy increased inequalities and Regional disparities, resulting in
an accelerating trend towards Regional devolution and decentralisation in many parts of
the world. This has created opportunities for new strategies based on local economies. The current global economic crisis has exposed the vulnerability of local economies in the global system and has made LED an even more urgent choice.
18 - 20 June 2009, WIDE Network, Basel, Switzerland WIDE Annual Conference 2009 "Care Economy and Care Crisis"
Care is a universal feature among all human beings, but the social organisation of care changes over place and time. The way care is organised in the society is decisive for gender relations and gender equality. In our modern societies, care work paid and unpaid is a practice and a reality for many women all around the world... In the context of the global financial crisis, growing poverty, food crises, climate change and HIV/AIDS, a care crisis is becoming more and more evident.
30 June, 1 - 2 July 2009, The Ceylon Chanber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2009
A new era is dawning upon Sri Lanka, where the war that had
ravaged the country for three decades has come to an end
and the prospects of peace and development emerging to the
forefront... In addition, the global economy has gone into recession with
developed economies recording negative growth and
substantial slowdown of emerging economies. The global
trade is forecasted to decline by 9% in 2009, as more and
more countries adopt import substitution and protectionist
13 - 14 July 2009, The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics (GEM-IWG) and The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New-York, USA 9th GEM-IWG International Conference on Gender, Macroeconomics, and International Economics
The conference immediately follows a two-week intensive seminar scheduled for June 29 – July 10 at the same facility. Both events are part of the Knowledge Networking Program, established by GEM-IWG in 2003 to strengthen intellectual links among economists whose work focuses on the interface of gender, globalization, and macroeconomic policy.