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Margareta Wahlström

Margareta Wahlström

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Margareta Wahlström is Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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  1. The Year of Resilience
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    The Year of Resilience

    Jan 16, 2015 Margareta Wahlström calls on world leaders to strengthen measures aimed at mitigating disaster risk.

  2. Safer Climate Disasters
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    Safer Climate Disasters

    Jun 13, 2014 Kristalina Georgieva & Margareta Wahlström issue a call for greater efforts to reduce the risks associated with extreme weather events.

  3. Disaster-Proof Development
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    Disaster-Proof Development

    Nov 1, 2013 Margareta Wahlström on climate change and the exposure of economic assets.

  4. Women, Girls, and Disasters
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    Women, Girls, and Disasters

    Oct 10, 2012 Margareta Wahlström

  5. Japan’s Resilience Lessons
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    Japan’s Resilience Lessons

    Mar 6, 2012 Margareta Wahlström

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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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