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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Europe Must Answer the Climate Call
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    Europe Must Answer the Climate Call

    Jun 18, 2019 Christiana Figueres urges the European Council to agree to more ambitious emission-reduction targets this year.

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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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