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Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim

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Erik Solheim, a former Norwegian minister of development and minister of the environment, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

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  1. Making Migration Safe for Climate Nexus
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    Making Migration Safe for Climate Nexus

    Aug 21, 2018 Erik Solheim & William Lacy Swing argue that the effects of a warming planet make unprecedented levels of migration inevitable.

  2. Making the Most of More Aid
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    Making the Most of More Aid

    Apr 10, 2015 Angel Gurría & Erik Solheim propose new ways to channel development assistance more effectively.

  3. Rich Countries’ Dirty Money
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    Rich Countries’ Dirty Money

    Feb 16, 2014 Erik Solheim calls for OECD countries to do more to clamp down on illicit financial flows from the developing world.

  4. A New Deal for Fragile States
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    A New Deal for Fragile States

    May 16, 2013 Erik Solheim on how to curb the armed conflict and violence that affects millions of people around the world.

  5. Why Development Aid is Not Enough

    Why Development Aid is Not Enough

    Jan 11, 2012 Erik Solheim

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    Turkey’s Pragmatic Islamist

    Shlomo Ben-Ami expects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest electoral victory to have little impact on Turkish foreign policy.
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    Poland's Electoral Inquisition

    Sławomir Sierakowski decries a new law designed to disqualify opposition candidates from running in this year's general election.
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    Western Industrial Policy and International Law

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With recent landmark legislation to support decarbonization and innovation, the United States is making up for lost time after its failed 40-year experiment with neoliberalism. But if it is serious about embracing a new paradigm, it will need to do more to help bring the rest of the world along.

    explains how to minimize the political risks of new spending packages in the US and Europe.
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    The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate

    Rakesh Mohan, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund can best support green investment where it is needed the most.
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    If Trump Returns

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    What would a second Donald Trump presidency mean for US foreign policy and the world? While the man himself is unpredictable, his first term and his behavior since losing re-election in 2020 offer plenty of clues, none of which will be comforting to America's allies.

    considers the implications of the 2024 presidential election for America's foreign policy and global standing.
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    A Western Distraction from Climate Action

    Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi warns that calls for the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate are a dangerous diversion.
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    How to Restructure Chinese Supply Chains

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that private markets can be leveraged to support a much-needed economic transformation.
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    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.
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    America and China Are on a Collision Course

    Nouriel Roubini juxtaposes recent developments and current trends with diplomatic happy talk about a “thaw” in tensions.

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