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Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes

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2 videos & podcasts

Carlos Lopes, a professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, is a member of the World Resources Institute’s Board and Chair of the African Climate Foundation Board.

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  1. How Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Could Help Africa
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    How Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Could Help Africa

    May 1, 2023 Carlos Lopes urges the European Union to consider African economies’ unique challenges when implementing its border tariff.

  2. Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Jan 27, 2023 Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

  3. The Rich World’s Empty Climate Promises
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    The Rich World’s Empty Climate Promises

    Apr 29, 2022 Carlos Lopes highlights just how meager international financial support for adaptation and mitigation in Africa has been.

  4. Africa Must Lead on Capital Flight
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    Africa Must Lead on Capital Flight

    Nov 3, 2021 Carlos Lopes & Ricardo Soares de Oliveira lament policymakers' lack of initiative in combating one of the continent's most serious problems.

  5. Building an EU-Africa Partnership of Equals
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    Building an EU-Africa Partnership of Equals

    Dec 4, 2020 Carlos Lopes emphasizes the lessons and objectives that should guide coming efforts to reframe the relationship.

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.

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