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Solutions for Sustainable Development

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Efforts to combat climate change through sustainable development are as complex as they are important for the future of humanity. With US President Donald Trump seeking to reverse much of the recent progress toward averting a climate crisis, marshaling political support for sustainable growth strategies has become more necessary than ever. 


To that end, Project Syndicate has partnered with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to provide a platform for leading thinkers at the intersection of business and climate action. Only through debate and dialogue can we arrive upon the innovative solutions needed to tackle the most vexing challenge of the twenty-first century.

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  1. rpersaud15_Danny Lawson - WPA PoolGetty Images_prince philip Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

    A Requiem for the Stiff Upper Lip

    Raj Persaud & Adrian Furnham

    With the passing of Prince Philip on April 9, the United Kingdom may have lost its last exponent of the stoic attitude that has defined so much of its modern history. Nonetheless, other cultures have picked up the baton, and modern society will always have a need for those who excel at keeping calm and carrying on. 

    wonder if Prince Philip's signature stoicism still has a place in contemporary society.
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  2. op_schauble6_YANNSCHREIBERAFPviaGettyImages_ecbcovid Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images

    Are We Risking a Debt Pandemic?

    Wolfgang Schäuble

    Even in a crisis as grave as the COVID-19 pandemic, money is not a panacea, and borrowing makes sense only if it is carried out prudently and reasonably. Otherwise, states will jeopardize their long-term financial flexibility, price stability, and competitiveness.

    worries that monetization of pandemic-related government borrowing will boost inflation and erode competitiveness.
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