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Ulrich Volz

Ulrich Volz

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Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, is a senior research fellow at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability.

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  1. The Debt-Climate Nexus
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    The Debt-Climate Nexus

    Dec 13, 2022 María Fernanda Espinosa, et al. suggest how the developed world can help low- and middle-income countries avoid a liquidity crisis.

  2. The G20’s Missed Opportunity
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    The G20’s Missed Opportunity

    Apr 12, 2021 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. warn that failure to offer comprehensive debt restructuring will threaten long-term global recovery.

  3. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
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    The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

    Nov 24, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. propose a comprehensive new initiative aimed at fostering an inclusive green recovery worldwide.

  4. The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps
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    The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps

    Aug 17, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. call for a new global facility that would combine debt relief with investments in sustainability.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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