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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 World Resources Institute’s Board and Chair of the African Climate Foundation Board.

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  1. How Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Could Help Africa
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    How Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Could Help Africa

    May 1, 2023 Carlos Lopes urges the European Union to consider African economies’ unique challenges when implementing its border tariff.

  2. Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Jan 27, 2023 Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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