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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

9 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016, is the co-founder of Global Optimism Ltd., co-author of The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, and co-host of the podcast Outrage + Optimism.

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    The Case for a Quadripolar World

    Daron Acemoglu

    According to the conventional wisdom, the twenty-first century will be characterized by the global shift from American hegemony to Sino-American rivalry. But a bipolar international order is neither inevitable nor desirable, and we should start imagining and working toward alternative arrangements. 

    offers an imperfect but preferable alternative to the emerging Sino-American hegemonic rivalry.
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    What Yellen Must Do

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Although the United States has survived four years of gross incompetence and pathological mendacity, it now faces the daunting task of achieving a sustainable post-pandemic recovery. Fortunately, no one is better equipped to deal with today’s economic challenges than the next US treasury secretary. 

    explains how the next US treasury secretary can help to undo some of the damage of the past four years.
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