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José María Figueres

José María Figueres

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José María Figueres, President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998, is Founder of Ocean Unite and a board member of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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  1. Getting to Low-Carbon High Seas
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    Getting to Low-Carbon High Seas

    Oct 20, 2020 José María Figueres urges governments to reach an agreement on decarbonization targets for the global shipping industry.

  2. The Fight for Ocean Health
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    The Fight for Ocean Health

    Feb 15, 2017 José María Figueres, et al. call on government, business, and citizens to unite and take action to save marine ecosystems.

  3. A Fish Called Development
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    A Fish Called Development

    Oct 1, 2015 Oby Ezekwesili, et al. urge leaders to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO meeting in December.

  4. One Earth, One Ocean
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    One Earth, One Ocean

    Jun 8, 2015 Christiana Figueres & José María Figueres highlight the important linkages between containing climate change and protecting marine life.

  5. Carbon Emissions’ Friendly Skies
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    Carbon Emissions’ Friendly Skies

    Mar 8, 2012 José María Figueres

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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