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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Reimagining Education for All in Africa

    Connie Nshemereirwe explains why efforts to reform the continent’s school systems must go beyond expanding access.
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    Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic

    Carl Folke argues that strengthening the biosphere and addressing inequality can help the world to weather future shocks.
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    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. jlrestrepo2_(CSIROStuart WalmsleyHandout via Xinhua)_soil CSIRO/Stuart Walmsley/Handout via Xinhua

    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
  5. zapulla1_NATALIA KOLESNIKOVAAFP via Getty Images_evan gershkovich NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images

    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
  6. mazzucato68_Muhammet Ikbal ArslanAnadolu via Getty Images_worldhealthassembly Muhammet Ikbal Arslan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
  7. roach166_Kevin DietschGetty Images)_shipping Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
  8. songwe13_Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_rutobiden Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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