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Mobilising the private sector for the green transition in emerging markets

29. November 2021 - 17:15
The path towards net zero by 2050 is narrow but brings huge benefits. Transformation of the global energy system – responsible for around three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide – holds the key to averting the worst effects of climate change.
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Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges

25. November 2021 - 16:29
By Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries The 46 least developed countries (LDCs) are among the most vulnerable developing economies. Given the already high pressure for these countries to grow sustainably, reduce poverty and improve livelihoods for their people, they cannot afford to strand their assets. Stranded assets are those whose value has fallen so steeply they must be …
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A greener post-COVID development strategy: Time to mainstream new development indicators

24. November 2021 - 10:53
By Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) The COVID-19 crisis has given us an opportunity to reset development priorities as wider efforts to build forward better, with a smaller carbon footprint, make headway across countries. But are 20th century measurement instruments fit for the challenge? Building forward better requires effective and efficient measures adapted to desired development outcomes. For instance, …
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Well-designed tax policy reforms are key to successful post-Covid fiscal consolidation in Africa

19. November 2021 - 11:57
African countries could consider several temporary, progressive tax reforms that have significant revenue potential whilst minimising short-term negative economic impacts, including wealth taxes, temporary increases in the top rates of personal income tax, and higher taxation of businesses and sectors that fared well during the pandemic.
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Why intermediary cities are vital to breaking dependency on high carbon developmeny

12. November 2021 - 12:32
While there is immense and immediate potential for mega and large cities to reduce emissions, intermediary cities are vital to breaking dependency on carbon-intensive development as they grow into large cities.
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The Mediterranean hotspot

10. November 2021 - 12:18
The average temperature in the Mediterranean compared to the pre-industrial era has increased by 1.5 C and the region is warming 20% faster than the global average
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Engaging Central Banks in Climate Change?

9. November 2021 - 12:00
Explicitly introducing a climate-related target into monetary policy rule, and setting the reaction coefficient of the new target in a reasonable interval can improve monetary policy in response to price volatility and can improve social welfare.
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Africa must be at the heart of COP26

6. November 2021 - 11:00
COP26 must place specific emphasis on supporting African countries – particularly low-income countries – to manage the growing implications of a crisis that they had almost no hand in creating.
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The future of green is win-win

5. November 2021 - 17:11
It takes courage for politicians to lead the low-carbon transition, especially amidst the current energy situation, and when it could put their re-election at risk. But many more voices in society support such a courageous shift: not only climate activists, but central bankers, sovereign fund managers, financial companies and enterprises.
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Not all walls are built to divide us: In Africa, the world’s longest wall is setting its people free

4. November 2021 - 15:09
The idea behind the Great Green Wall is simple but its scope is vast. The initiative targets the planting of an 8 000-km long and 15-km wide mosaic of trees, grasslands, vegetation and plants across the Sahara and Sahel. This project hits every target we desperately need to hit in this era of planetary crisis.
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COP26’s moment of truth: High time for good food finance to enter the climate action menu

3. November 2021 - 16:56
P26 in Glasgow is a moment of truth. With stronger focus than ever before on nature-based climate action as well as on the mobilisation of economy-wide finance, and given the alarming “red alert” findings of the most recent IPCC report, we expect all stakeholders to start treating food production and consumption as a critical arena for climate action
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Les réserves de biosphère : outils au service des objectifs de développement durable

2. November 2021 - 17:11
Les réserves de biosphère servent actuellement de « régions modèles pour un développement durable ». Elles visent à atteindre simultanément les trois fonctions complémentaires suivantes:
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¿Cómo va la vida en América Latina? Se agudizan las desigualdades y peligran los logros alcanzados

28. Oktober 2021 - 17:00
Los once países estudiados en el informe - Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana y Uruguay - han experimentado muchas mejoras en la calidad de vida desde principios de la década de 2000, como el aumento de la esperanza de vida, la reducción de la mortalidad infantil y materna y un mejor acceso al agua potable.
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How’s life in Latin America? Deepening inequalities and hard-won gains at risk

28. Oktober 2021 - 17:00
The 11 countries studied in the report have experienced many improvements in quality of life since the early 2000s
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Aligning national plans to international development goals: the role of regional co-operation and co-ordination

26. Oktober 2021 - 17:26
Regional structures can play a crucial role in ensuring that a rise in populism and nationalism does not lead to a sustained global shift towards economic nationalism, limiting the negative effects of these trends on international co-operation and multilateralism. Having well-functioning and well-resourced regional structureswould also strengthen the voice of individual countries at the global level, giving them more negotiation power and agency, which is especially important for developing countries.
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Can ecological modernisation bring about a just transition?

22. Oktober 2021 - 17:26
Ecological modernisation sees growth in the volume of traded goods and sustainability as compatible. A compatibility that should be made possible thanks to technological innovation to make production systems more efficient.
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In with the old and with the new: Meeting mountain farmers’ technological needs

19. Oktober 2021 - 15:53
Appropriate technologies require a “user-centred” and systemic approach, hybridising practical and technical knowledge to solve a user problem. In this vein, engineering and design need to be understood – as science and technologies studies have painstakingly illustrated – as increasingly intertwined with society, institutions, laws, and procedures.
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How can research help Least Developed Countries achieve sustainable development?

18. Oktober 2021 - 17:55
In Mozambique, we have been privileged to support numerous young economists on their journey to becoming high-performing researchers and analysts. Many of them started as trainees and ended up with master’s degrees and/or pursuing careers in research and policy analysis in Mozambique
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Interconnexion des infrastructures de transport: clé de succès de l’intégration régionale ouest africaine

14. Oktober 2021 - 15:21
Le déficit initial d’infrastructures révèle aujourd’hui un déficit de financement. Une solution se dessine : le recours accru aux banques régionales de développement.
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Donor countries should use IDA20 to address a blind spot in development finance

12. Oktober 2021 - 14:28
There are five practical ways in which IDA, working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), other Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions, can help low-income countries enhance their overall macro-financial resilience.
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