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Ilona Szabó

Ilona Szabó

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Ilona Szabó, Co-Founder and President of the Igarapé Institute, is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.

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  1. What Lula Must Do
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    What Lula Must Do

    Nov 15, 2022 Ilona Szabó sees four overarching priorities that Brazil's president-elect should put at the heart of his agenda.

  2. Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided
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    Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided

    Jul 8, 2021 Ilona Szabó explains why the rapid destruction of the Amazon is everyone's problem.

  3. Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
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    Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030

    Apr 21, 2021 Ilona Szabó highlights the urgent importance for planetary health of stimulating a green economy in the region.

  4. Brazil Needs Intensive Care
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    Brazil Needs Intensive Care

    May 6, 2020 Ilona Szabó warns that the Bolsonaro administration has undermined the country's democracy at the worst possible moment.

  5. Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime
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    Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime

    Mar 12, 2019 Robert Muggah, et al. warn that illegal Amazon mining threatens to derail global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.
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    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.
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    The Double Transformation

    Diane Coyle urges antitrust regulators to update their thinking to accommodate the net-zero transition.
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    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

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    Around the world, indicators of the strength of democracy and the protection of human rights have been falling, even in countries that have long championed such values. But while pessimists have the wind at their back, optimists still have the stronger argument.

    offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.

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