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Barbara Unmüßig

Barbara Unmüßig

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Barbara Unmüßig is President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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  1. Food Systems on the Edge
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    Food Systems on the Edge

    Aug 18, 2021 Barbara Unmüßig fears that the upcoming United Nations summit will entrench the inequitable status quo.

  2. A Radically Realistic Climate Vision
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    A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

    Nov 1, 2018 Barbara Unmüßig argues that limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is both possible and essential.

  3. A Climate-Friendly Response to Trump’s Protectionism
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    A Climate-Friendly Response to Trump’s Protectionism

    Jun 4, 2018 Barbara Unmüßig & Michael Kellner call on the EU to implement a levy on greenhouse-gas emissions, including climate border adjustment.

  4. The Geoengineering Fallacy
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    The Geoengineering Fallacy

    Oct 12, 2017 Barbara Unmüßig raises serious doubts about the viability and safety of proposed technological fixes for climate change.

  5. The Plant-Based Solution to Hunger
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    The Plant-Based Solution to Hunger

    Dec 27, 2016 Barbara Unmüßig warns that industrial meat production is taking land that billions of people need to survive.

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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

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