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Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

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Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, is a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and EU trade commissioner.

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  1. Preparing for Climate Overshoot
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    Preparing for Climate Overshoot

    May 18, 2022 Pascal Lamy announces a new commission to explore how to minimize the damage if the target for global warming is missed.

  2. EU Leaders Must Hold the Green Line
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    EU Leaders Must Hold the Green Line

    Dec 10, 2020 Pascal Lamy, et al. urge the European Council not to give in to Hungarian and Polish extortion over the rule of law.

  3. Global Trade’s Bright (Green) Future
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    Global Trade’s Bright (Green) Future

    Nov 13, 2019 Pascal Lamy reports on the progress made toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from the shipping industry.

  4. The Fight for Ocean Health
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    The Fight for Ocean Health

    Feb 15, 2017 José María Figueres, et al. call on government, business, and citizens to unite and take action to save marine ecosystems.

  5. A Fish Called Development
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    A Fish Called Development

    Oct 1, 2015 Oby Ezekwesili, et al. urge leaders to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO meeting in December.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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