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Economic Crisis and Climate Change: Catalyst for Innovation?

January 21, 2010

EU Centre Singapore Public Lecture
Economic Crisis and Climate Change: Catalyst for Innovation?

Date: 4th Feb 2010

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Location: Function Room 6.1 Level 6, Admininstration Building, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street Singapore 188065 (note the change!)

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Dr Dan Steinbock

By Dr Dan Steinbock
Research Director of International Business
India, China and America Institute, USA

The global financial crisis that began in 2008 has been the most severe of the post‐World War II era and very possibly the worst in modern history. A collapse of the global financial
system was avoided because of determined responses by policymakers around the world. Nevertheless the crisis was intense enough to trigger a deep global recession and the eclipse of export‐led growth. Beyond its immediate economic impact, this crisis has also led to changing relations between the pillars of the world economy, the European Union (EU), the United States and East Asia, specifically, China. The process and outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference reflect the shifting patterns of power relations. Economic growth is vital to lift the remaining billions out of poverty; addressing climate change is critical to sustain that growth. The two are not mutually exclusive and with
technology and innovation, the twin objectives of sustaining economic growth and addressing climate change can be achieved.

Dr Steinbock in this lecture will give us a broad overview of the current issues – from the economic crisis to climate change – and sketch out the links between development and innovation. He will also address the shifting patterns of interactions between the EU, US and China and look at how innovation will become a crucial factor for sustainable economic recovery and continued growth of these three economic giants.

One Comment leave one →
  1. clay barham permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:38 pm

    It is the innovative entrepreneur we need to look to for new jobs. But, what makes an entrepreneur? Passion over something beyond his or her nose, as explained in Save Pebble Droppers & Prosperity on Amazon and They are willing to make waves and wakes in placid waters without fear of retribution by the powers that be, to be cold, hungry and anxious when others are calm, because they see something others do not.

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