Terra Incognita by Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah combines decades of research on global megatrends related to climate change, urbanization, technology, geopolitics, food, health and education with state-of-the-art satellite maps and geospatial analytics. The book traces the past, present and future of unstoppable trends and the ways in which they are changing the face of communities, countries and the planet. The authors will highlight a number of stand-out megatrends ranging from the elongation of life to green energy transition that are relevant for Canada and Germany as they prepare for an uncertain future.
Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading group of over 300 experts from across Oxford University tackling the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Policy Head for the World Bank.
Robert Muggah is a globally recognized scholar and practitioner of political economy. He co-founded the Igarapé Institute - a leading think and do tank devoted to promoting data-driven and evidenced-based safety and justice across Latin America,.
Sabine Sparwasser is Germany's Ambassador to Canada. She was Consul General in Toronto from 2009 until 2013 and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in Ottawa from 2003 until 2006. From 2015 until 2017, she was Germany's Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Alexander Reisenbichler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and research coordinator of the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (JIGES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.
Doug Saunders is The Globe and Mail's international affairs columnist. He has been a writer with the Globe since 1995, and has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent.