Emerging Powers in Global Governance : New Challenges and Policy Options

From 06th of July 2007 to 07th of July 2007, Paris (France)

The growing economic and demographic weight of Brazil, India, China, South Africa (BICS) and others, is source of uncertainties and is challenging the global governance system. Whether they will be cooperative or competitive powers in the international system is going to design the future global governance of public goods.

In order to provide new insights into the BICS and other new world leaders contribution to a range of sustainable development issues as well as thematic overview of key global public goods, the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations), in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA), and the support of La Maison de l'Amérique Latine and Alliance program, will host a high level conference on Emerging powers in global governance in Paris, on 6-7 July 2007.

The conference will draw on the best available ideas at the international level and will provide the opportunity to interact with the incoming French government on international policy. This conference will gather speakers and participants coming from either academic, political, business or NGO sectors.

The conference will be organized in plenary sessions and workshops prepared in partnership with key NGOs or research centres.