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Ilona Szabó

Ilona Szabó

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Ilona Szabó, Co-Founder and President of the Igarapé Institute, is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.

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  1. Earth Needs an Amazon Bioeconomy
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    Earth Needs an Amazon Bioeconomy

    Nov 14, 2023 Robert Muggah, et al. tout the benefits for the planet of a harmonized nature-based development strategy in the region.

  2. A Pact for People and Planet
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    A Pact for People and Planet

    Sep 12, 2023 Anne-Marie Slaughter, et al. propose an agreement that aligns existing climate commitments and accelerates progress toward a net-zero future.

  3. Our Climate Future Hinges on Forest Preservation
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    Our Climate Future Hinges on Forest Preservation

    Apr 17, 2023 Tasso Azevedo & Ilona Szabó propose a direct compensation scheme to incentivize the safeguarding of an invaluable carbon sink.

  4. What Lula Must Do
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    What Lula Must Do

    Nov 15, 2022 Ilona Szabó sees four overarching priorities that Brazil's president-elect should put at the heart of his agenda.

  5. Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided
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    Where Humanity’s Future Will Be Decided

    Jul 8, 2021 Ilona Szabó explains why the rapid destruction of the Amazon is everyone's problem.

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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

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    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

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