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Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

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Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, is Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

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  1. The Only Way to End the War
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    The Only Way to End the War

    Feb 22, 2023 Frans Timmermans explains why there remains no other option than to give Ukraine the means to push Russia back militarily.

  2. To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors
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    To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors

    Oct 29, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg & Frans Timmermans explain why city governments and leaders are essential in the global fight against climate change.

  3. The Geopolitics of Climate Change
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    The Geopolitics of Climate Change

    Apr 26, 2021 Frans Timmermans & Josep Borrell offer an honest assessment of what Europe's green transition will mean for global power dynamics.

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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

    Dani Rodrik

    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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