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Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

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Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, is a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and EU trade commissioner.

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  1. Preparing for Climate Overshoot
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    Preparing for Climate Overshoot

    May 18, 2022 Pascal Lamy announces a new commission to explore how to minimize the damage if the target for global warming is missed.

  2. EU Leaders Must Hold the Green Line
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    EU Leaders Must Hold the Green Line

    Dec 10, 2020 Pascal Lamy, et al. urge the European Council not to give in to Hungarian and Polish extortion over the rule of law.

  3. Global Trade’s Bright (Green) Future
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    Global Trade’s Bright (Green) Future

    Nov 13, 2019 Pascal Lamy reports on the progress made toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from the shipping industry.

  4. The Fight for Ocean Health
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    The Fight for Ocean Health

    Feb 15, 2017 José María Figueres, et al. call on government, business, and citizens to unite and take action to save marine ecosystems.

  5. A Fish Called Development
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    A Fish Called Development

    Oct 1, 2015 Oby Ezekwesili, et al. urge leaders to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO meeting in December.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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