Following the 10 Years After the Crisis conference last year, which suggested that a crash now could come so suddenly, from so many different sources, and have such immediately catastrophic effects, this meeting will examine the potential for financial, economic, environmental and societal collapse and crucially the interconnections between these different systems. The latest scientific findings on the extent to which these systems are stressed and strained will be explored as well as the policies that could place them on a sounder footing. Given that optimising complex systems makes them unstable we will review the objectives of policy and how to build buffers, safeguards and systemic resilience.
Discussion will be enriched by the contributions of a number of invited guests from academia, think tanks and civil society. Their thoughts and ideas could contribute to the work of OECD policy communities, while OECD can offer valuable insights into the thinking of governments and the practicalities of policymaking.