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  1. hibrahimj1_Jorge FernándezLightRocket via Getty Images_mbororo woman Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images

    The Best Way to Preserve Nature Is Also the Fairest

    Hindou Ibrahim notes that, with funding and land rights, indigenous peoples can do more than anyone to conserve biodiversity.
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    The Varieties of Climate Inequality

    Laura Chinchilla Miranda shows how climate change disproportionately disadvantages the already disadvantaged.
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    Will We Prosper, or Will We Disappear?

    Mohamed Nasheed explains what the international community must do to support climate-vulnerable developing countries.
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    What Climate Justice Means for Africa

    Mo Ibrahim shows how the international community is ignoring the continent's unique interests and constraints.
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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.
  6. alpert1_Philipp von Ditfurthpicture alliance via Getty Images_g7climate Philipp von Ditfurth/picture alliance via Getty Images

    All Are Welcome at the Climate Club

    Avram Alpert & Dennis J. Snower explain why a new German-designed coordination framework can succeed where similar past efforts have failed.
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    Climate Accountability Now

    Mary Robinson considers the steps that will be needed to redress the shortcomings of COP26 in Glasgow.
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    Righting the Injustice of Africa's Water Crisis

    Alex Simalabwi urges rich-country leaders to invest far more in water security across the continent.
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    Fighting Deforestation on the Ground

    Pedro Frizo writes that community-led organizations are critical to preserve threatened ecosystems like the Amazon.

The participation of developing-country media and commentators in this initiative is supported in part by The Open Society Foundations.

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    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.
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    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.
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    The Double Transformation

    Diane Coyle urges antitrust regulators to update their thinking to accommodate the net-zero transition.
  4. op_evans3_Anthony KwanGetty Image_equalityhumanrights Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

    Gareth Evans

    Around the world, indicators of the strength of democracy and the protection of human rights have been falling, even in countries that have long championed such values. But while pessimists have the wind at their back, optimists still have the stronger argument.

    offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
  8. stiglitz313_FREDERIC J. BROWNAFP via Getty Images_USgas Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.

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