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The idea that a clean environment is a luxury good and, as such, at the bottom of the policy agendas of developing countries, much more concerned in securing economic growth and welfare, is surpassed by the more recent economic evidence and by high-level policy actions. Among developing African countries, for instance, notwithstanding scarcity of resources and institutional instability, an increasing number of medium- and long-term national development plans explicitly mainstream climate change impacts into decision making. The awareness that the environmental challenge is, in fact, a development challenge opens the ground for a new season of "north/south" cooperation (neither aid nor assistance) at different levels: scientific, technological, financial, bilateral, multilateral. This also calls for a renewed engagement from international institutions. Learn more on this subject on this month’s editor's choice.
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"Climate Agenda in Africa", interview with Raffaello Cervigni
Economics - Interviews
"We can no longer use the climate of the past as a guide to design the investments of the future" states Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Economist at The World Bank in this interview granted to Re3. Extreme events are becoming increasingly frequent particularly in Sub Saharan Africa, and it is of utmost importance to raise the quality and effectiveness of investments in key sectors such as agriculture, transport and urban development, in order to ensure their resilience to a changing climate.
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"Environmental Fiscal Reform" interview with Anil Markandya
Economics - Interviews
Anil Markandya, Scientific director of the Basque Center for Climate Change, discusses environmental fiscal reform and provides a short overview of his work on some of the main concerns with this reform, such as its effects on competitiveness and feasibility.
"The Relationships between Oil and Autocracy: Beyond the First Law of Petropolitics" by Daniele Atzori
Economics - Articles
Is there a causal relationship between oil prices and autocracy? This article argues the importance of going beyond deterministic formulations to investigate this relationship, and to use the analytical tools provided by the Rentier State Theory to gain a better understanding of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath.
"Towards a New Eastern Mediterranean Energy Corridor?", by Simone Tagliapietra
Energy - Articles
How is the Eastern Mediterranean energy landscape changing? This article provides an overview on new regional developments and proposes a critical discussion of the market opportunities and geopolitical risks related to the potential emergence of a new Eastern Mediterranean Energy Corridor.
"Climate Policy Decisions Under Ambiguity and Pressure of Time", by Yu-Fu Chen, Michael Funke and Nicole Glanemann
Environment - Articles
Greenhouse gas emissions and their implications for future climate conditions will be shaped by mitigation decisions based on climate projections involving uncertainty. This article investigates the optimal timing of climate policy adoption by focusing on ambiguity in climate damage cost assessments and on the limited time to achieve climate policy targets.
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