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Maxwell Gomera

Maxwell Gomera

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Maxwell Gomera, an Aspen New Voices senior fellow, is Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda.

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  1. Africa Needs Carbon Markets
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    Africa Needs Carbon Markets

    Jun 16, 2022 Ahunna Eziakonwa & Maxwell Gomera show why establishing a proven climate-finance mechanism is essential to the continent's green transition.

  2. Measuring What Matters
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    Measuring What Matters

    Apr 27, 2021 Maxwell Gomera touts a new index to help governments promote a green and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.

  3. What’s Wrong with Environmental Impact Assessments?
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    What’s Wrong with Environmental Impact Assessments?

    Jun 13, 2019 Maxwell Gomera calls for a clear framework for regulating the technical experts who evaluate infrastructure projects.

  4. Nature vs. Infrastructure
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    Nature vs. Infrastructure

    Dec 28, 2018 Maxwell Gomera argues that it will be cheaper in the long run to rely on the precautionary principle when designing projects.

  5. Killer Farms
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    Killer Farms

    Jul 5, 2018 Maxwell Gomera & Edward Mabaya argue that the biggest threat to wildlife in developing countries does not come from hunting or poaching.

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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

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