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Simon Zadek

Simon Zadek

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Simon Zadek is Executive Director of NatureFinance and Co-Lead of the Secretariat for the Taskforce on Nature Markets.

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  1. Planning for a Future Beyond 1.5°C
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    Planning for a Future Beyond 1.5°C

    Nov 20, 2023 Simon Zadek argues that the target for limiting global warming has become an impediment to truly innovative climate action.

  2. A New Playbook for Preserving Nature
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    A New Playbook for Preserving Nature

    Jul 25, 2023 Sandrine Dixson-Declève & Simon Zadek propose a broad set of measures to steer the global economy toward a nature-positive pathway.

  3. The Geopolitics of Nature
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    The Geopolitics of Nature

    Jun 6, 2023 Simon Zadek highlights the fatal flaw in green “solutions” like the EU’s new deforestation legislation.

  4. A Silent Revolution in Sovereign Finance
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    A Silent Revolution in Sovereign Finance

    Apr 3, 2023 Simon Zadek touts the potential of sustainability-linked bonds to prevent debt crises and accelerate climate action.

  5. Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Mar 27, 2023 Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.

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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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