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Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

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Patricia Espinosa, Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Advisory Board of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, is a member of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet’s Global Leadership Council and Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of onepoint5, an ESG consulting firm specializing in climate change. 

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  1. Accelerating Latin America’s Clean-Energy Revolution
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    Accelerating Latin America’s Clean-Energy Revolution

    Nov 29, 2023 Patricia Espinosa & Lourdes Melgar tout the huge opportunities and identify the main challenges of the transition to renewables in the region.

  2. From Intention to Action at COP26
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    From Intention to Action at COP26

    Oct 4, 2021 Patricia Espinosa identifies four metrics for measuring success at the upcoming climate summit in Glasgow.

  3. The Climate Fight’s Next Turning Point
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    The Climate Fight’s Next Turning Point

    Aug 28, 2018 Patricia Espinosa & Anne Hidalgo say that further progress in combating global warming requires a new form of inclusive multilateralism.

  4. Mother Nature vs. Climate Change
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    Mother Nature vs. Climate Change

    Nov 16, 2016 Martha Rojas Urrego & Patricia Espinosa say countries must conserve and expand natural ecosystems as part of their carbon-reduction efforts.

  5. The Climate’s Low-Hanging Fruit
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    The Climate’s Low-Hanging Fruit

    Sep 9, 2016 Patricia Espinosa & Mario Molina say cutting hydrofluorocarbons would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and add to energy efficiency.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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