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Our Planet, Our Future

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  1. rockstrom15_GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images_germany climate GUIDO KIRCHNERdpaAFP via Getty Images

    Green Business After COP26

    Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel show that corporate leaders are increasingly putting sustainability strategies at the top of their agenda.
  2. folke2_JOAO LAETAFP via Getty Images_deforestation JOAO LAET/AFP via Getty Images

    Deciding Humanity’s Future

    Johan Rockström, et al. see the G7’s latest climate commitments as necessary and welcome, but still ultimately insufficient.
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    In the run-up to the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, Project Syndicate – in partnership with the Nobel Foundation, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre – is bringing together scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and Nobel laureates to analyze and debate some of the most pressing issues of our time. From climate change and biodiversity to inequality and digital disruption, the world’s leading thinkers will weigh in on the many dimensions of our increasingly urgent quest for a sustainable future.

  4. doerries1_ Stephanie KeithGetty Images_gretathunberg Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

    The Tragedy of Climate Change

    Bryan Doerries urges scientists and world leaders to take a page out of Sophocles' rhetorical playbook.
  5. A worker presents a chip for fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks at China Electronics Technology Group Zhang Bin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

    An Interview with Edmund S. Phelps

    Edmund S. Phelps identifies thinkers who led economics astray, assesses China’s innovative capacity, and shows why employment subsidies would do far more good than a universal basic income.
  6. galaz1_Dina RudickThe Boston Globe via Getty Images_robotfarmingsustainability Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

    Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Serve Sustainability?

    Victor Galaz warns that smart technologies will not necessarily boost the long-term resilience of people and the planet.
  7. nshemereirwe1_YANICK FOLLYAFP via Getty Images_africaschooleducationcomputer Yanick Folly/AFP via Getty Images

    Reimagining Education for All in Africa

    Connie Nshemereirwe explains why efforts to reform the continent’s school systems must go beyond expanding access.
  8. folke1_Romolo Tavani_Getty Images_globe pandemic Romolo Tavani/Getty Images

    Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic

    Carl Folke argues that strengthening the biosphere and addressing inequality can help the world to weather future shocks.
  9. nstern9_Robert NickelsbergGetty Images_coal Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

    Getting the Social Cost of Carbon Right

    Nicholas Stern & Joseph E. Stiglitz urge the Biden administration to put a higher price on greenhouse-gas emissions than its predecessors.

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  1. neier64_ALEXANDER NEMENOVAFP via Getty Images_putinbrezhnev Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  3. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
  5. nye238_Kevin DietschGetty Images_biden kishida Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  6. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  7. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

  8. boly1_Giovanni MereghettiUCGUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_agriculture rwanda Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  9. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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