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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

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3 videos & podcasts

Christiana Figueres is a former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where she oversaw the landmark Paris agreement on climate change.

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  1. Flipping the Environmental Narrative
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    Flipping the Environmental Narrative

    Mar 13, 2023 Christiana Figueres explains the importance of bringing the right perspective to bear on recent progress and outstanding challenges.

  2. Rays of Hope in the Climate Struggle
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    Rays of Hope in the Climate Struggle

    Aug 29, 2022 Christiana Figueres & May Boeve think that the new US Inflation Reduction Act will accelerate international efforts to tackle global warming.

  3. The Food Revolution Is Up to Us
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    The Food Revolution Is Up to Us

    Sep 24, 2021 Christiana Figueres shows why a transformation of the global food system is just as important as the clean-energy transition.

  4. Norway's Sovereign Duty
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    Norway's Sovereign Duty

    Sep 17, 2021 Christiana Figueres, et al. explain how the country's massive wealth fund can be used as a powerful tool to combat climate change.

  5. The Promise of Decarbonization
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    The Promise of Decarbonization

    Oct 5, 2020 Christiana Figueres advocates policies to direct global economic recovery toward a more sustainable and resilient system.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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