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  • In a world that is finally waking up to the climate crisis, everyone has new summits to reach. The COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow this November will be a crucial test. Stronger decarbonization and climate-financing commitments must be made to keep the world on a sustainable path. But even then, the real work will have only just begun.

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      Green National Accounting

      William D. Nordhaus explains how to capture the economic effects of negative environmental externalities.
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      Changing the Climate of Financial Regulation

      Sarah Bloom Raskin argues that when it comes to global warming, regulatory restraint is its own form of added risk.
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      Latin America's Burning Challenge

      Jorge Gastelumendi argues that the region's climate-change agenda must go hand in hand with its social agenda.
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      A Just Transition Needs a Job Guarantee

      Pavlina R. Tcherneva explains why this enhanced economic stabilizer should be at the center of the response to climate change.
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      India’s Green Growth Imperative

      Dhruba Purkayastha shows how the country can balance its climate-change and economic-development objectives.
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      What the Energy Transition Needs

      Mads Nipper explains what governments and corporate leaders can do to accelerate decarbonization.
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      What Green AI Needs

      Geoff Mulgan identifies the structural hurdles that must be removed to make the most of digital climate solutions.
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      Getting Finance Onside for Climate

      Joseph E. Stiglitz explains how governments can move the industry and markets in a greener direction.
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      Reclaiming Central Banks

      Ann Pettifor argues that achieving green monetary policies will require reform on the scale of the 1970s "Nixon Shock."
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      We Need to Talk About Geoengineering

      Gernot Wagner shows how radical technological interventions should fit into the broader climate-policy debate.
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      The Promise of Green Hydrogen

      Thomas Koch Blank offers an overview of the technology's potential applications and remaining development challenges.
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      The Food Revolution Is Up to Us

      Christiana Figueres shows why a transformation of the global food system is just as important as the clean-energy transition.

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