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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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    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 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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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.

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