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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

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3 videos & podcasts

Christiana Figueres is a former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where she oversaw the landmark Paris agreement on climate change.

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  1. Flipping the Environmental Narrative
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    Flipping the Environmental Narrative

    Mar 13, 2023 Christiana Figueres explains the importance of bringing the right perspective to bear on recent progress and outstanding challenges.

  2. Rays of Hope in the Climate Struggle
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    Rays of Hope in the Climate Struggle

    Aug 29, 2022 Christiana Figueres & May Boeve think that the new US Inflation Reduction Act will accelerate international efforts to tackle global warming.

  3. The Food Revolution Is Up to Us
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    The Food Revolution Is Up to Us

    Sep 24, 2021 Christiana Figueres shows why a transformation of the global food system is just as important as the clean-energy transition.

  4. Norway's Sovereign Duty
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    Norway's Sovereign Duty

    Sep 17, 2021 Christiana Figueres, et al. explain how the country's massive wealth fund can be used as a powerful tool to combat climate change.

  5. The Promise of Decarbonization
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    The Promise of Decarbonization

    Oct 5, 2020 Christiana Figueres advocates policies to direct global economic recovery toward a more sustainable and resilient system.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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