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Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström

19 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Johan Rockström is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor of Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam.

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  1. Water and the High Price of Bad Economics
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    Water and the High Price of Bad Economics

    Dec 1, 2023 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. explain why new thinking is needed to address a crisis closely linked to climate change and biodiversity loss.

  2. Climate Science Beats Climate Fatalism
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    Climate Science Beats Climate Fatalism

    Jun 1, 2023 Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, et al. show that the more ambitious 1.5º target for global warming is still feasible – and more necessary than ever.

  3. Confronting the Global Water Crisis
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    Confronting the Global Water Crisis

    Mar 17, 2023 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. offer a seven-point blueprint for preserving one of the planet’s most important natural systems.

  4. Transforming the Economics and Governance of Water
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    Transforming the Economics and Governance of Water

    Sep 21, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. call for new thinking about an issue that lies behind all of the world’s biggest collective challenges.

  5. Green Business After COP26
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    Green Business After COP26

    Nov 24, 2021 Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel show that corporate leaders are increasingly putting sustainability strategies at the top of their agenda.

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    Industrial Policy Is a Nostalgic Pipe Dream

    James K. Galbraith

    To address the public’s anger after four decades of neoliberalism, progressive and center-left economists are calling for innovation to create wealth “for the many” and to deal with climate change, while also reducing market concentration and power. Unfortunately, they are mistaken about where the real problem lies.

    thinks a new economic-policy consensus among center-left economists largely misses the point.
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    Tariffs on Chinese Cleantech Jeopardize the Green Transition

    Jeffrey Frankel warns that US and EU efforts to protect domestic industries from low-cost competition could backfire.
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    Ending the Protectionist Scourge Would Benefit All

    Anne O. Krueger emphasizes the urgency of restoring an open multilateral trading system.
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    Todd G. Buchholz on US debt, Chinese trade practices, industrial policy, and more

    Todd G. Buchholz points out that not all the reasons for the US economy’s strong performance are positive, highlights the limits of antitrust enforcement, suggests that China is undermining both its own future growth and the world trading apparatus, and more.
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    Encouraging Work Is the Right Policy Response to AI

    Michael R. Strain explains why the advent of highly capable machines cannot deliver human flourishing.
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    Europe’s Future Now Lies With France

    Joschka Fischer considers what a neo-nationalist French government would mean for Europe and its place in the world.
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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana

    Although the far right's latest electoral gains were not driven primarily by an opposition to climate policies, they will have deleterious effects on Europe's green transition over the next five years. The immediate lesson for climate campaigners is that they have a messaging problem.

    explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.

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