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Lili Fuhr

Lili Fuhr

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Lili Fuhr is Director of the Fossil Economy Program at the Center for International Environmental Law.

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  1. The Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Obstructionist Climate-Change Tactics
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    The Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Obstructionist Climate-Change Tactics

    Aug 24, 2023 Lili Fuhr urges policymakers to prevent the development and deployment of dubious remedies for global warming.

  2. Debunking Solar Geoengineering
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    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Dec 9, 2022 Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.

  3. Dismantling the Fossil-Fuel Economy at Stockholm+50
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    Dismantling the Fossil-Fuel Economy at Stockholm+50

    May 30, 2022 Nikki Reisch & Lili Fuhr urge participants at the Stockholm+50 conference to lay out a bold agenda for phasing out oil, gas, and coal.

  4. Managing Energy Crises in an Age of Climate Disruption
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    Managing Energy Crises in an Age of Climate Disruption

    Dec 10, 2021 Jörg Haas & Lili Fuhr argue that preventing large swings in fossil-fuel prices will require both demand and supply-side measures.

  5. The Case for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
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    The Case for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Sep 16, 2021 Tasneem Essop & Lili Fuhr advocate for a new international legal instrument to manage the industry’s decline.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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