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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. Earth Needs an Amazon Bioeconomy
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    Earth Needs an Amazon Bioeconomy

    Nov 14, 2023 Robert Muggah, et al. tout the benefits for the planet of a harmonized nature-based development strategy in the region.

  2. A Pact for People and Planet
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    A Pact for People and Planet

    Sep 12, 2023 Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. propose an agreement that aligns existing climate commitments and accelerates progress toward a net-zero future.

  3. Our Climate Future Hinges on Forest Preservation
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    Our Climate Future Hinges on Forest Preservation

    Apr 17, 2023 Tasso Azevedo & Ilona Szabó propose a direct compensation scheme to incentivize the safeguarding of an invaluable carbon sink.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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