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Simon Zadek

Simon Zadek

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Simon Zadek is Executive Director of NatureFinance and Co-Lead of the Secretariat for the Taskforce on Nature Markets.

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  1. Planning for a Future Beyond 1.5°C
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    Planning for a Future Beyond 1.5°C

    Nov 20, 2023 Simon Zadek argues that the target for limiting global warming has become an impediment to truly innovative climate action.

  2. A New Playbook for Preserving Nature
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    A New Playbook for Preserving Nature

    Jul 25, 2023 Sandrine Dixson-Declève & Simon Zadek propose a broad set of measures to steer the global economy toward a nature-positive pathway.

  3. The Geopolitics of Nature
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    The Geopolitics of Nature

    Jun 6, 2023 Simon Zadek highlights the fatal flaw in green “solutions” like the EU’s new deforestation legislation.

  4. A Silent Revolution in Sovereign Finance
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    A Silent Revolution in Sovereign Finance

    Apr 3, 2023 Simon Zadek touts the potential of sustainability-linked bonds to prevent debt crises and accelerate climate action.

  5. Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Mar 27, 2023 Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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