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Making COP28 Count

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  1. haldar29_Fadel DawodGetty Images_cop28 Fadel Dawod/Getty Images

    Look East to Fix Climate Governance

    Antara Haldar explains how cultural wisdom and a key institutional innovation salvaged a doomed summit.
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    The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance

    Laurence Tubiana & Kevin P. Gallagher show why the Fund must play a vital role in closing the gaps left by the latest UN Climate Change Conference.
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    How to Assess the Outcome of COP28

    Gernot Wagner thinks new climate pledges made in Dubai this year should be welcomed as another small step forward.
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    SDRs Are the Great Untapped Source of Climate Finance

    Jayati Ghosh

    Instead of bickering over the wording of national policy commitments, G7 countries should advance new issuances of special drawing rights, the International Monetary Fund’s reserve asset. By reallocating existing SDRs, rich countries could unlock funding for climate-mitigation projects across the developing world.

    urges leaders to use the IMF’s reserve asset to help low-income economies achieve sustainability goals.
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    The Futility of Waste Management

    Sarah Newman chronicles the centuries-long quest to transform profligate consumption into a positive force.
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    Digital Payments Hold the Key to Climate Resilience

    Benjamin E. Diokno urges policymakers and the private sector to embrace the transformative potential of emerging technologies.
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    Pulling the Amazon Back from the Brink

    Carlos Nobre & Marielos Peña-Claros urge policymakers at COP28 to prevent the world’s largest rainforest from crossing perilous tipping points.
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    What Will It Take to Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

    Nikki Reisch argues that corporate capture is preventing the annual COPs from driving an exit from fossil fuels.
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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
  2. patten167_Ricky VigilGetty Images_keirstarmer Ricky Vigil/Getty Images

    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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