Global Strategic Challenges
Turning Societal Threats into Opportunities
From his position as a Senior Fellow, the author addresses in this book the structural challenges and difficulties that predate Covid pandemic: climate change, economic inequality and the demographic challenge. These challenges raise fundamental questions of equity both between and within generations. Their immediate effects are much weaker than their long-term effects, which encourages policymakers to delay. But the cost of meeting them increases over time. These menaces raise complex technical and economic issues; some decisions must be made under great uncertainty. For each of these challenges, solutions exist: why is there little progress and how to turning threats into opportunities?
In all cases, technological change is a central aspect, constituting both part of the problem and part of the solution. The solutions the author formulates are of two kinds: policy recommendations and exploratory strategic proposals. Some of the recommendations include measures that have been widely discussed but never implemented. The author wonders why these measures were never implemented? Some of the strategies are more exploratory in nature because they are new or their effects are less well understood, or because the risks associated with their implementation are significant. The author effectively analyzes the different options for exiting the crisis and explains how his proposals differ from the current reforms for global warming, inequality and population aging.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: Global approach for climate change
Chapter 2: The nature of social acceptability indicators measures for the climate issue
Chapter 3: Strategies for changing climate policy
Chapter 4: Global and sectoral climate governance
Chapter 5: Policies & strategies: avenues for future reflection
Chapter 6: Governing socioeconomic uncertainties
Chapter 7: The dynamics of inequality and appropriate decision-making mechanisms
Chapter 8: Inheritance tax and education measures
Chapter 9: Update production policies and strategies
Chapter 10: Post-production policies and optimization mechanisms
Chapter 11: Labour policies for demographic challenges
Chapter 12: Strategic and inclusive perspectives of demographic change
Chapter 13: Reforms and resiliency mechanisms
Chapter 14: Conclusion
Prof. Post-Dr. Walter Amedzro St-Hilaire is the author of more than 20 books and around 40 scientific articles. His specialization areas include portfolio management (bank, telecom, health, energy, and agribusiness), project management, entrepreneurship policies, corporate and technology governance, business technology, strategic management, business economics, risk management, economic infrastructures, public administration, international development, and applied economics. He has taught at various universities: HEC-Montreal (Canada), University of Ottawa (Canada), Northwestern University (USA), and George Washington (USA). He has served as Chief Resource’s Economist and Principal Officer of Procurement Operations (UEB United European Bank) and as a Technical Advisor on Economic Strategies and Policy Development (World Bank). He is also a Projects Economics and Financial Business Experts for Several Institutions and international organizations.