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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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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