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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Mahmoud Mohieldin

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Mahmoud Mohieldin, a former Egyptian minister of investment, is a UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, UN Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the co-author of Business, Government, and the SDGs (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022).

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  1. Somalia Has Turned a Corner
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    Somalia Has Turned a Corner

    Jan 16, 2024 Mahmoud Mohieldin & Abdulqafar Abdullahi applaud the country's success in implementing difficult reforms, and identify challenges ahead.

  2. Fully Replenishing the Green Climate Fund
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    Fully Replenishing the Green Climate Fund

    Sep 19, 2023 Vera Songwe & Mahmoud Mohieldin urge advanced economies to help developing countries by ensuring that the GCF has the resources it needs.

  3. How to Close Africa’s Climate-Finance Gap
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    How to Close Africa’s Climate-Finance Gap

    Sep 4, 2023 Mahmoud Mohieldin, et al. propose five ways to channel investment to the countries most vulnerable to the effects of global warming.

  4. No Net Zero Without Nature
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    No Net Zero Without Nature

    Jul 15, 2022 Nigel Topping, et al. warn that carbon-neutrality pledges are not being matched by commensurate action to protect biodiversity.

  5. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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