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Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes

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2 videos & podcasts

Carlos Lopes, a professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

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  1. The Rich World’s Empty Climate Promises
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    The Rich World’s Empty Climate Promises

    Apr 29, 2022 Carlos Lopes highlights just how meager international financial support for adaptation and mitigation in Africa has been.

  2. Africa Must Lead on Capital Flight
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    Africa Must Lead on Capital Flight

    Nov 3, 2021 Carlos Lopes & Ricardo Soares de Oliveira lament policymakers' lack of initiative in combating one of the continent's most serious problems.

  3. Building an EU-Africa Partnership of Equals
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    Building an EU-Africa Partnership of Equals

    Dec 4, 2020 Carlos Lopes emphasizes the lessons and objectives that should guide coming efforts to reframe the relationship.

  4. Africa’s Fateful Choice
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    Africa’s Fateful Choice

    Oct 8, 2020 Carlos Lopes urges the region's leaders to adopt a long-term perspective toward their post-pandemic recovery efforts.

  5. An Interview with Carlos Lopes
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    An Interview with Carlos Lopes

    May 12, 2020 Carlos Lopes shows how the COVID-19 crisis could be used to entrench a green agenda in Africa, worries that Europe could cut aid to Africa, and calls for debt relief.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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