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About Dirk Messner

Dirk Messner is Director of the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik and Vice-chairman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

Articles by Dirk Messner

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How we can cope with the climate crisis – an optimistic view

The development of a global low carbon economy to tackle climate change calls for accelerated innovation processes and a new quality of international cooperation; a challenge that is not as hopeless as we think, argues Dirk Messner

Europe’s global challenge: three crucial months

The problems of global economy, climate and security are sharpening. Europe has a critical opportunity to emerge as a progressive force in tackling them, say four leading figures in the continent‘s development-policy arena: Simon Maxwell, Paul Engel, Dirk Messner & Pierre Schori.

A new global order: Bretton Woods II...and San Francisco II

The G20 summit in Washington must focus on an inclusive and dynamic renewal of the global development agenda - a task in which Europe has a vital role to play, say Dirk Messner & Simon Maxwell.

(This article was first published on 11 November 2008)

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