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Erik Berglöf

Erik Berglöf

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Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

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  1. Nature as Infrastructure
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    Nature as Infrastructure

    Dec 4, 2023 Erik Berglöf urges leaders to assess what natural landscapes can deliver before considering “grey” solutions.

  2. The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization
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    The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization

    Oct 6, 2023 Erik Berglöf outlines steps that governments and multilateral lenders could take to reach net-zero emissions.

  3. Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts
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    Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts

    Jun 13, 2023 Rania Al-Mashat & Erik Berglöf explain how governments can mobilize public and private capital to achieve sustainability goals.

  4. How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero
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    How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero

    Nov 2, 2022 Erik Berglöf says that the most climate-vulnerable countries must strengthen state capacity to build sustainable economies.

  5. The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero
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    The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero

    Feb 21, 2022 Erik Berglöf thinks reviving a Cold War superpower maxim could help to boost multilateral cooperation on climate policy.

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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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