Our Reboot2030 winter season kicks off on Tuesday, 10 January 2023, at 10:00 AM (CET), and as always features a great line-up of transformational activists and thinkers from around the world live on YouTube.
January, the 10th, 10:00 AM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #12
Catching up with Delton Chen
Delton Chen (Australia) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Delton is a civil engineer and geo-hydrologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland. He founded the Global Carbon Reward Initiative in 2013 and developed the “carbon currency” concept as featured in the sci-fi novel The Ministry for the Future.
Last fall he travelling the globe (again) to promote his Global Carbon Reward and carbon currency concept. Now that he is back in Australia, he will be reflecting on this trip and explain how his proposed carbon currency will significantly accelerate the transition towards a negative carbon economy.
More information about Delton Chen is available here.
January, the 17th, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #13
The Loss and Damage Fund: Bridging the Climate Divide?
Susanna Cafaro (Italy) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Susanna Cafaro (Italy) is an European activist and professor of European Union Law at the University of Salento. She has authored and edited numerous books and over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters on the EU, European economic and monetary union, EU external relations, IMF & World Bank governance and functioning, Euro-Mediterranean relations.
In this dialogue we will be discussing the creation of a Loss and Damage Fund, as agreed at COP27, and look at the political challenges this new development poses in relation to the fund’s democratic governance, especially from the perspective of the global south.
More information about Susanna Cafaro is available here.
Postponed to 14 February, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #14
Integration vs. Retreat. The Competing Forces Shaping Tomorrow’s Europe.
Roberto Castaldi (Italy) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
In our previous dialogue, we discussed last year’s Conference on the Future of Europe, which was hosted by the European Union and called for fundamental structural reforms of its decision-making, competencies and powers. In this talk, we revisit this discussion to assess which aspects of the conference’s reform agenda have survived and stand a realistic chance of being realised.
Roberto Castaldi is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at eCampus University as well as founder, CEO and Research Director of the International Centre for European and Global Governance (CesUE). He also co-edits Perspectives on Federalism and is the General Editor of EURACTIV Italy.
More information about Roberto Castaldi and his work is available here.
January, the 31st, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #15
Peace. Security. Prosperity. For All. Forever.
Chris Hamer (Australia) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
For some years now, Chris Hamer has been a passionate advocate for a unified democratic community that increases the incentives for all nations to adhere to the rules-based order necessary for peace, security and prosperity.
In this dialogue Chris takes stock, reflects on some of the geopolitical challenges the international community currently faces – war in Ukraine, geopolitical realignments, the energy crisis etc – and looks at how these will impact his campaign for the creation of a World Security Community.
More information about Chris Hamer and his work is available here.
February, the 7th, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #16
International Cooperation at a Time of Localisation
John Bunzl (UK) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
First the pandemic and then the war in Ukraine disrupted international trade and fragmented global supply chains to such an extent that many countries, including the US, have started localising their economies, strategically important industries in particular.
In this talk we look at the impact these developments are having on intergovernmental multilateral initiatives and explore how international cooperation might be improved in the longer term through transnational solutions such as SIMPOL, which counters destructive global competition through ‘simultaneous policy making’. SIMPOL has supporters in over 100 countries and enjoys the backing of a growing number of parliamentarians around the world.
More information about John Bunzl who founded SIMPOL in 2000 is available here.