HCS 2017: Inaugural Session: Laurence Brahm, Founder, Chair, Himalayan Consensus Institute

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Conflict often arises from a chronic economic disempowerment of people and marginalization of their identity. With the current global climate being volatile and vulnerable, the importance of this has grown immensely. There is a need to promote economics that emphasizes on the integrity of planetary eco-systems, and this could be done through financial instruments such as green bonds. The emergences of new paradigms have come into place with countries like China commencing the “One Belt One Road” initiative and India’s “Look East” policy. Meanwhile, the impending climate change should lead to promotion of policies that cater to businesses focusing on climate and environmental integrity.