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Mónica Araya

Mónica Araya

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Mónica Araya is Executive Director for International Affairs at the European Climate Foundation.

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  1. Mónica Araya on electric vehicles, US climate policy, the EU-Mercosur trade deal, and more
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    Mónica Araya on electric vehicles, US climate policy, the EU-Mercosur trade deal, and more

    Sep 12, 2023 Mónica Araya welcomes progress toward zero-emission transport, laments the fossil-fuel industry’s outsize influence over governments everywhere, argues that European climate action should be based on a people-centered political narrative, and more.

  2. The Internal Combustion Bust
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    The Internal Combustion Bust

    Sep 29, 2020 Mónica Araya anticipates accelerating progress toward zero-emissions transportation in the post-pandemic era.

  3. An Interview with Mónica Araya
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    An Interview with Mónica Araya

    Sep 15, 2020 Mónica Araya calls for an intersectional approach to climate action, assesses Joe Biden’s climate proposal, and proposes how to clean up road transport.

  4. The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us
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    The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us

    Oct 8, 2018 Mónica Araya & Carlos Manuel Rodriguez urge greater ambition by policymakers in response to the IPCC's dire new conclusions about global temperature.

  5. A World Without Exhaust Pipes
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    A World Without Exhaust Pipes

    Oct 9, 2017 Mónica Araya calls on governments to strengthen incentives to complete the transition to electric mobility.

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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.

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