old header - feb 2023 in hong kong to discuss how much has changed since dec 2019 death of abed and decade of Bangladesh as number 1 cooperation space- will be updating soon - with singapore friends, we have huge cooperations planned new york march 2023 glasgow june 2023 - mail chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if your city in middle of scaling cooperations with UN tech envoy office or 23-24 college year buildinup to UNsummit future DUBAI + 2021 Entrepreneurial Revolutions top 12 countdown 2025report.com

dhaka : hk hkft singapore  2 oxbridge Netherlands ...glasgow adam smith cop26 november with italy &. 3abc hong kong fintech 4abc seoul and busan 5abc Vienna geneva & Hague 6abc ny state community corridors 7abc nordica
8abc haidian-beijing youth 9abc barcelona rome 10 abc uae stanford & valley ,, boston 12 abc tokyo ER begun 1976 The Economist 1 2
lives matter-can human-tech leap over value chains of shelf -safety*health*education*loveq*finance Economist's Macrae Norman Foundation 17 sdgs Map-Notes G1M.N : G2 M.N : G3 M.N : G4 M.N: G5 M:N

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2 italy at least the vatican

we do not know how to map sustainability for youth without tao and frabciscan valuwes- whilst we cannot continue being bullied by an EU with a euro designed to make germanyt sever stronger and border/perphery countries ever weaker, we love italy, the family way, the franciscan pop model  - no youth event brings us such joy as www.premiosciacca.it hosted annualy out of vatican; nothing we can search out to start 2017 can  be better for the world's sustainability collaborations with the south than China and Italy helping to maximise celebrations of Argentina G20

forever franciscan- for ever tao, forever zen, forever maharishi

Saturday, January 28, 2017

3 bangladesh and india

since 2007 our adam smith alumni have learnt more from the women of bangladesh www.brac.tv  www.journalofsocialbusiness.com about ending extreme village poverty and mobilisig extreme entrepreuruial parterships across global villages than we ever could have imagined-

 with thanks to storuies of muhmmad yunus and the deeply open system designs of sir fazle abed; the woprld needs india , bangladesh and china to love each others races to sustain women entrpreneurs -

the fact that the industrial revolution distributed innovation opportunities so unevenly leaving half of the aisn continent in the dar without electricity grids can be explained in 2 ways - either it was the greatest error british empire ever perpeytrated or human beings were constrained until technolgy ended the cost of distance in sharing knowhow - with 4000 fild more investment in learning comunications technolgies 2030 versus 1946- sustainability will depend on a global vuialge world wherever a child is born, her opportunity to be entrepreneurial is economically as well as socially designed into world trade systems

Indeia's G20 in 2019 will be the perfect time to celebrate all of tehse movementsa;
blockchain the world since 2008
kalam's 2020 schedule for tearing up any non-sustainble curricula
understanding how million person universal identrity permits bottom-up banking let alone aid in a way never previously possible
mapping why the world never could be sustainable unless the half of the people who live on 10% of land within 3000 miles of beijing are as pivotal in distributing what students learn anywhere as universities designed around English langiuage ever were

Thursday, January 26, 2017

4 japan and south korea

EconomistJapan.com EconomistChina.net EconomistAsia.net we have argued in The Economist since 1962 that the whole of the East should celebrate how Japan transformed from enemy of neighbours to starting up the whole hemisphere; the reality is chiense diaporea suoperports would never have grown in 21st C Q3 without the wealth created by japan quality system designs, advamces in electronics, civil engineering demonstration of supertrians (both bullet across a nation and underground through a supercity), superports including containersiation- without such diapora wealth inward investment wouldnt have come to china; and without all this the east's brialiant maps of 21st c infratsructure investment and hangzgouy's claim once again to be the world's epicengtre of positive world trade endorsed by g20 confirmation of one road one belt and EWPT would never have been possible

ebvery helmisphers' sustaoinability needs a uited eastern hemisphere now- lets hope the big 3 economies china, korea , japan forgive old attrocities- after all there's nothing cooler in empowering posituve youthful spirits (energising 24 hour a dayservice committment and community with each other) than teh way zen and tao brodge each other

Monday, January 23, 2017

6 norway and finland

there's something collaborative about cold countries - canada, scotland, norway, finland - ultimately we the peoples know we must collaborate at community levels to last through winter- additionally norway and finland led mobile infrastructres with much of theh nations' futures of wealth designed around telenor/nokia

Saturday, January 21, 2017


july 2021 from italy t20

Reconciling environmental protection with economic growth and social justice; safeguarding ecosystems and preventing biodiversity loss; prioritising and implementing low-carbon, green growth policies in the post-pandemic recovery packages; fostering the energy transition towards renewables to reduce global emissions: these are some of the objectives of the Ministerial Meeting taking place in Naples on 22nd - 23rd of July. 

On these issues the Italian Presidency has made proposals to urge the international community towards more ambitious objectives. What can the G20 really do to lay the foundations of a truly sustainable recovery? What concerted actions can be taken to build a low-carbon and climate-resilient socio-economic system?

Accounting for nearly 90% of global GDP, around two-thirds of the world population and around 80% of greenhouse gas emissions, the G20 countries  are called to play a significant role in limiting global warming to 1.5°C and in finding viable solutions to fight climate change.

The Ministerial’s work will be divided into three macro-areas: 1) biodiversity, natural capital protection, and ecosystems restoration; 2) efficient use of resources and circular economy; 3) green finance. 
The last issue, green finance, took centre stage at the International Conference on Climate Change, held on the 11th of July in Venice, during the G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting. G20 leaders showed growing awareness around the need to make the private sector a crucial partner as investments needed to ‘green’ the global economy exceed the public funds available by a wide margin. The Italian Presidency put the spotlight on the financial support to the green transition by establishing the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), which should also aim to engage private investors and better define the role development and regional banks can play in supporting poor and developing countries.  

Although the G20 countries seem to be aligned on the target of carbon neutrality and low-carbon economy over the next decades, some divergences persist on key issues such as the carbon border adjustment mechanism: does it raise the risk of “green protectionism”? How to design it to make it compatible with international trade rules?

On these and other pressing global environmental issues, the T20 — and particularly the Task Force on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Environment coordinated by ISPI — has collected its policy recommendations in a statement submitted to the G20 Environment and Energy Ministers.

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Task Force on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Environment

On top of providing short-term proposals to tackle the most urgent challenges, the T20 Task Force on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy and Environment aims to provide medium- to long-term policy options to ensure that the post-pandemic recovery packages represent an opportunity to build a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.

Key T20 Policy Recommendations

  • Stimulate the adoption of a clear and unambiguous definition of “green bond”
  • Establishing a Low-Carbon Finance Facility to catalyse funds for the recovery
  • Creating a Green Rating Agency to support the adoption of internationally recognised sustainability disclosure and reporting standards
  • Establishing a G20 Commission on Youth Education for Sustainable Development
  • Creating climate-resilient food systems through the smart repurposing of agricultural subsidies

These recommendations will be further expanded and strengthened as the T20 community finalises the Policy Briefs in view of the T20 Summit, to be held on 4-6 October.

Learn more

Climate change and post-pandemic food system challenges
Commentary by Johan Swinnen and Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute

Humanity has made tremendous strides in reducing poverty and food insecurity over the last decades. Agricultural productivity growth and the modernization of food systems have played an important part in this process.  Yet, there are several structural weaknesses and challenges for global food systems. Our food systems are unequal, unhealthy, and unsustainable and the COVID-19 crisis has exposed these problems clearly.  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has also demonstrated the power of private sector's innovations and effective policy responses to curb the impact of major shocks while laying the groundwork for stronger, more resilient food systems for the future. Future food systems must radically change. They need to change because of four core failures: they are wasteful and vulnerable to climate change while destructive to the environment, poor diets are bad for human health, and billions of people who depend on food systems do not get decent livelihoods.

T20 Italy Secretariat

e-mail: secretariat@t20.italy.org

webiste: https://www.t20italy.org/

7 NZ and OZ

Across the commonwealth we brits have always needed our down under connectors and wanted the digital world to empower these countries youth to maximise new found connectivity - nothing is more exciting in open learning world than the 34 year series of experiements hubbed around new zealand's www.thelearningweb.net

Friday, January 20, 2017

8 singapore and malaysia

we need to revitalise our old commonwealth trades - its fantastic trhat singapore is arguabky te smartest island in the world; its great that malaysia is a key infarstructitre partner of china;

in many cases brits may have messed up whether we were steadily helpful enough in the way nations celebrated 20th C independence but hopefully hong kong was one of our better moves- and yes one-china is china's 21st C vision to map and celebrate ...

singapore and malaysia can be solid bridges as china's mainland superports link in easterm maritoime woirld trade acroos the brilliant map of one belt one road

Thursday, January 19, 2017


we need friends in UAE - probably we brits need to work harder in understanding this cultural gateway  - lets starting with consolidating on trust built in dubai- the million dollar teacher prize summit is a nice space (created by a dubai education entrepreneur many of whose schools are in britain; the legatum invetsment bank connects many of the digital development labs we admire most; that dubai has an under 25  minister of youth whi is female is hopeful; its 2020 expo sdesrves to be a great sucess as do parale education networks acdriss te region such as WISE oput of qatar' the region's commissioner at www.educationcommision (a network that erpresnets gordon browns life work) hales from abu dhabi in the person of one of the regions greatest female technolgists whose work on superpoirts is seminal

10 Kenya (east africa)

Hopefully Kenya can continue its journey as one of africa's great mobile hubs for future of youth - with such starting points as mpesa, ihub, ushahidi, slum/urban microcredit  -mpesa originally from uk's vodaphone demonstrated what mobile telephony could do for development in africa; in parallel  mo ibrahim whose billions were founded through cellenet now runs the mo ibrahim foundation for celebrating best examples of african leadership; gordon browns interests in future of africa and education have morphed into www.educationcommission.org 

- its not clear across the east of africa;s continent where Britain can have the most sustainable impacts on the future which will probably depend on development partnerships with other countries ideally china than britain as an independent source of empowerment

of the countries that look like china's gateway to its eastern one belt : Kenya looks like the one that Britain can culturally help bridge (cf up the cost with djibouti, ethiopia, egypt)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

south africa lost -once home of mandela partnered free uni whats left

during unga week 2019 finally met up with branson connected hub which explained branson experience of trying to support free university south africa  -and the elders -had caused him to give up on education  (open sourcing curriculum of entrepreneurs from 7th grade up) - turning some remaining youth place networks into hubs for startup

hostory befoire nbec ryined the world with apprentice trumpo - branson hosted his own apprentice- nu8mber 1 winner helped him launch virgin atanatic number 2 winer became tghe billionaire sara of spabks- her prize to help ampliy girls networks wgerever she chose - she chose oprah school south africa and free university mandela/blecher

how dod the ;poist mandela era detroy the crown jewel of new uji in africa

in spite of the heritages of gandhi and mandela, south africa appears to be journeying through many tipping points over the next few years; maybe the UK should offer to be present for support but not leadership direction ;that said branson has a lot of experiments going on around the digital world and a solid base in his south african education partnership with mandela extranet and maharishi university

south afruca is also intersting as the S of BRICS - the first combination of countries china was asked to segemnt in world trade as potentuially fastest grwoing economies-its worth noting how eagerly china has taken up each combinatorial invitation - ge we could say G20 was created so as to go beyond the G7

right now those conecerned with optimsalising eneglish and chiense youths future need a G3 - China Britain USA - lets hope that was on the cards when PM may and Trump met on day 7 at http://1461.world

Monday, January 16, 2017

lost argentina? 12 in 2017 to 99 enterring 2020s

its so sad how much whole of latin america has been destroyed by trump -nowher5e more so that pope francis homeland

sdg most pathetic g20 2018 hosted by argentiab
it would be a great time for a rapprochement between argentina and uk;  perhaps the UK could dovetail with chinese and franciscan g20 youth networks expected to converge there and then onward to india g20 2019

instead argentina g20 was last straw to jim ypong kim and franciscan partnerships of youth promsed since 2013- how really sad

one of the most likely changes over the next decade is development collaborations between east and south will progress fast while the demographically and constitutionally old north west simply needs to sort out its own youth futures before being too scientific about what sustainability movements it can actually help most

of course if the bbc ever got back to being all peoples world service - then the need for back from the future climate and other microfranchise solutions to be transparently mediated is greater than ever

how new and old media help the open learning economy needs to be clarified in every different mother tongue - britain and argentina have a lot of history on their respective parts of the world - there is no earthly reason why it should ever lead to conflict again

Thursday, January 12, 2017

chile and peru 13 in 2015 now 99

update the natiobs jim kim and paul fatmer and all who value preferential option poor trusted so much to help integrate latin america in 21st c wirld have fallen apart - look at how at short n\otice chile cancelled \apec and cop fall 2019

while michelle bachelet leads , this country can be a pivotal collaborator in sustainability goals and advancing womens issues in a continent that hasbt always had the best of advice/support from northerners speaking english

her ideas that education should be free are nearly right

the hubs of entrepreneurship in chile need sifting through case by case
Preferential Option Poor:  the 1960s saw the most magnificent dialogues on the Franciscan future of faith and ;professions we the opeople need connecetd by peru, chile and in education through paulo freire in brazil- while jim kim is at the world bank over the defining 1461 days www.1461.world his historic  relationship maps (boston haiti-peru-russia due to soros and gorbachev ) are worth understanding - see the world bank 2015 summit out of peru

will all of this conect in 2018 argentina g20 and what will the relationship of the US be with the contiennt by then- watch for what nationalities lead such oragsnaitions as the OAS and IADB; how the IADB helps conect south american and chiense investotrs;

Peru is also hosting gthe 8th summit of americas in 2018 http://www.summit-americas.org/default_en.htm

14 Ireland

Ireland may well find itself quarreled over between EU and UK..  the UK should always hold out an olive branch to Irelenad even if a few more years of teh Euro filly make the timing difficult

historically in many ways scots and welsh have more affinity for the challenges of their future of youth than with the richest parts of England; however we all share the english language- pone of te 3 great language all global youth need in addition to their mother tongue - the other two being chinese and coding!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

15 turkey & hungary & cyprus

Tyhe UK should extend friendships to Turkey and Hungary as border countries now clearly being disdvantaged by a Euro-EU and all of the impracticalities (even sausterities) of being ruled by top-down politicians 10 years behind the futures the eu needed to be most flexible in understand ing to be a good neighbour

cyprus deserves a happy future - and it could just be where peace is mediated between turkey and greece and more

Sunday, January 8, 2017

16 poland , and czechslovakia

our argument in 1984 was that the berlin wall would fall and teh west should marry peace with russia in every way possible - ending the way the cold war and had caused a worldwide map of countries being forced to choose one of 2 sides

the west (particularly the us phobia of communism) failed to engage russia in time for gorbachev's position to be sustainable - arguably poland was the bravest country through all this and indeed the best of allies britain has had in the region - the uk owes poland a lot more than it may be able to give

there are many ex-soviet countries that are being left out of a world of conectig opportunitoes while the Europena union redesigns itself - the UK should try to be a freidns to all without siding with any non-peaceful actrivists -again we wonder what ever happened to the integrity of bbc world service

Friday, January 6, 2017

17 russia

absolutely britain should develop good trading relationships with russia but we need to be smarter - the issue is less about Putin's style , more about what sustainable industry sectors can russia get into - and will it ever .liberate small enterprise networks- china will in effect test that with the logical conclusions of the invitations it made at china G20 to collaborate and through BRICS it mediates 4 countries that the North West isnt historically in the middle of co-partnering sustainably  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

18-20 ??

who have we left lout in the top 21 countries britian can win0-win with developing youth and sustainability

we expect (actually demand) fats changing patterns of wolrd socila trade - emwpoering youth and educational systems where 98% of teaching roiels need to chnage- we look fporward to surprises in who will lead that - and with waht - eg with the satellite owned by an Ethiopian Americaca finally help co-create jobs all across its orbit linking African and major areas of refugees and emigration

of cousre none of teh ,ap we have started to itemise depemd on single coingtry relatiknships- combinatorial paterns wil determine wherther the elarning economy become biger than the exgtractiuon economy

and if iyt doesnt investing 4000 fold more in worldwide learning communications technolgies will not just be a waste but it will make half of youths .livelihoods unsustainable and that will mean that the 3 generation - tioadys' grandparents, parensts, and teh half teh woprld uynder 30 will have failked in the grand experiemt of boirdeless ustainability, and nature may well decide that humans are no longer her sdmartest evolutionary partenr