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Making COP28 Count

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  1. haldar29_Fadel DawodGetty Images_cop28 Fadel Dawod/Getty Images

    Look East to Fix Climate Governance

    Antara Haldar explains how cultural wisdom and a key institutional innovation salvaged a doomed summit.
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    The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance

    Laurence Tubiana & Kevin P. Gallagher show why the Fund must play a vital role in closing the gaps left by the latest UN Climate Change Conference.
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    How to Assess the Outcome of COP28

    Gernot Wagner thinks new climate pledges made in Dubai this year should be welcomed as another small step forward.
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    SDRs Are the Great Untapped Source of Climate Finance

    Jayati Ghosh

    Instead of bickering over the wording of national policy commitments, G7 countries should advance new issuances of special drawing rights, the International Monetary Fund’s reserve asset. By reallocating existing SDRs, rich countries could unlock funding for climate-mitigation projects across the developing world.

    urges leaders to use the IMF’s reserve asset to help low-income economies achieve sustainability goals.
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    The Futility of Waste Management

    Sarah Newman chronicles the centuries-long quest to transform profligate consumption into a positive force.
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    Digital Payments Hold the Key to Climate Resilience

    Benjamin E. Diokno urges policymakers and the private sector to embrace the transformative potential of emerging technologies.
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    Pulling the Amazon Back from the Brink

    Carlos Nobre & Marielos Peña-Claros urge policymakers at COP28 to prevent the world’s largest rainforest from crossing perilous tipping points.
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    What Will It Take to Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

    Nikki Reisch argues that corporate capture is preventing the annual COPs from driving an exit from fossil fuels.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
  5. frankel157_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_economy Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.

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