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Planet Earth Takes Center Stage in 2019 Global Summits

A giant Earth artwork is displayed in the Hintze Hall inside the Natural History Museum in London, Britain, November 30, 2018. Simon Dawson/Reuters

Climate change and the environment feature prominently in 2019's global summit lineup.

December 21, 2018

A giant Earth artwork is displayed in the Hintze Hall inside the Natural History Museum in London, Britain, November 30, 2018. Simon Dawson/Reuters
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In a new Council of Councils Global Memo, I survey the global summits to watch in 2019.

With each passing year, the number of international summits seems to expand. During 2019, globetrotting leaders will need to choose among a daunting array of meetings vying for their attention. Some of the most important will deal not with traditional security challenges or macroeconomic coordination, but with what is arguably the greatest dilemma facing humanity in the twenty-first century—namely, how to advance economic prosperity and social welfare without destroying the planet and prospects of future generations in the process.

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Read about the top global summits for the coming year here.

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