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Owen Gaffney

Owen Gaffney

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Owen Gaffney, Project Lead of Earth4All, is Chief Impact Officer at Nobel Prize Outreach.

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  1. Tax the Rich to Save the Planet
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    Tax the Rich to Save the Planet

    Mar 31, 2023 Owen Gaffney argues that reducing economic inequality is the key to strengthening democracy and mitigating climate change.

  2. An Antidote to Climate Despair
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    An Antidote to Climate Despair

    Nov 11, 2022 Owen Gaffney, et al. argue that optimism about humanity's potential is an essential tool for addressing existential threats.

  3. Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition
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    Absorbing the Shock of the Energy Transition

    Jul 7, 2022 Owen Gaffney explains why a fee-and-dividend scheme is the perfect policy for the era of climate change.

  4. Breaking Germany’s Coal Addiction
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    Breaking Germany’s Coal Addiction

    Feb 7, 2019 Johan Rockström & Owen Gaffney consider the global implications of the country's move to phase out dirty energy.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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