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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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    Auto Strikes and Climate Change

    Mariana Mazzucato & Damon Silvers explain why the transition to a net-zero economy cannot happen without worker empowerment.
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    The New World Disorder

    Richard Haass highlights the growing threat to international stability and calls for effective cooperation.
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Arminio Fraga, et al.

    Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership.

    explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.
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    We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision

    Howard Davies thinks the renewed debate over commercial bank capital requirements largely misses the point.
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    The New Anatomy of Britain

    Robert Skidelsky laments the decline of UK institutions and the increasingly limited scope for meaningful action.
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    Financing Our Survival

    Vera Songwe

    Between now and the end of this decade, climate-related investments need to increase by orders of magnitude to keep the world on track toward achieving even more ambitious targets by mid-century. Fortunately, if done right, such investments could usher in an entirely new and better economy.

    explains what it will take to mobilize capital for the net-zero transition worldwide.
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    Whither the G20?

    Takatoshi Ito sees the grouping as increasingly divided between friends of the G7 and friends of China and Russia.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.

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