Humanity is facing major global challenges that are transitional in nature and transnational in nature and transinstitutional in solution. While the panorama may appear pessimistic, humanity is winning more than losing – even if where we are losing is very serious.
But these challenges cannot be addressed by any single government or institution acting alone. They require collaborative actions among governments, international organizations, universities, NGOs and creative individual. We need a serious focus on green growth, falling water tables, rising food/water/energy prices, population growth, resource depletion, climate change, terrorism, and changing disease patterns, otherwise the results may well be catastrophic.