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Erik Berglöf

Erik Berglöf

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Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

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  1. Nature as Infrastructure
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    Nature as Infrastructure

    Dec 4, 2023 Erik Berglöf urges leaders to assess what natural landscapes can deliver before considering “grey” solutions.

  2. The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization
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    The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization

    Oct 6, 2023 Erik Berglöf outlines steps that governments and multilateral lenders could take to reach net-zero emissions.

  3. Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts
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    Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts

    Jun 13, 2023 Rania Al-Mashat & Erik Berglöf explain how governments can mobilize public and private capital to achieve sustainability goals.

  4. How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero
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    How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero

    Nov 2, 2022 Erik Berglöf says that the most climate-vulnerable countries must strengthen state capacity to build sustainable economies.

  5. The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero
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    The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero

    Feb 21, 2022 Erik Berglöf thinks reviving a Cold War superpower maxim could help to boost multilateral cooperation on climate policy.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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