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María Fernanda Espinosa

María Fernanda Espinosa

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María Fernanda Espinosa, a former president of the UN General Assembly, is Executive Director of GWL Voices and Co-Chair of the Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery Project.

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  1. The Global South’s Debt Crisis Is Thwarting Climate Ambition
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    The Global South’s Debt Crisis Is Thwarting Climate Ambition

    Dec 6, 2023 María Fernanda Espinosa & Rishikesh Ram Bhandary warn that lack of fiscal space in the developing world is impeding progress on the clean-energy transition.

  2. The Debt-Climate Nexus
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    The Debt-Climate Nexus

    Dec 13, 2022 María Fernanda Espinosa, et al. suggest how the developed world can help low- and middle-income countries avoid a liquidity crisis.

  3. Climate Justice Requires Women's Leadership
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    Climate Justice Requires Women's Leadership

    Mar 24, 2022 Laura Chinchilla Miranda & María Fernanda Espinosa argue that a carbon-neutral world is possible only if gender equity in policymaking is achieved.

  4. A New Vision for Global Cooperation
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    A New Vision for Global Cooperation

    Oct 22, 2021 María Fernanda Espinosa & Danilo Türk assess the potential of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s plan for a revitalized multilateralism.

  5. Building an Inclusive, Networked UN
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    Building an Inclusive, Networked UN

    Jun 23, 2021 María Fernanda Espinosa & Danilo Türk call for an overhaul of global governance to ensure the organization’s continued relevance.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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