I think we need to focus on cities rather than on countries in order to find those inspiring best practices. Cities have more mobilisation capacity and are more agile and operational than countries. For instance, in some US cities vast free spaces around airports are being used for solar panels. Likewise, In many Nordic cities, a new wealth and value creation model is emerging based on intellectual capital.
We need to transition towards a new organisational model which bridges the gap between the city level and the supranational level. Nation-states have become a problem as they are hijacked by the elites. China, for instance, is an autocratic state, however, cities (some with a metropolitan extended area OF over 100 million inhabitants) are autonomous to a large extent and compete against each other for resources.
We also need to transition towards a new political system to overcome the current dire institutional trust crisis. New organisational models around smaller groups are emerging. In this regard, we have the citizen assemblies in France whose members are selected randomly from the electoral register. They are charged with agreeing on common good agendas like the environmental strategy for their city.