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Articles by Alicia García-Herrero and Simone Tagliapietra

Xi’s pledge on financing coal plants overseas misses point

8 days ago

What is the link between biodiversity loss and financial instability?
Biodiversity loss impacts financial stability. How big is the risk of biodiversity loss for financial institutions?

Speakers: Sylvie Goulard, Romain Svartzman, Guntram B. Wolff and Michael Wilkins
Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation
Date: October 5, 2021

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Will China use climate change as a bargaining chip?

9 days ago

Beijing shows signs of changing tactics ahead of COP26 conference.

Read the full article published in English in Nikkei Asia and in Spanish in El Economista.

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For the climate, Asia-Pacific must phase out fossil-fuel subsidies

May 31, 2021

An exit from coal in the Asia-Pacific region is a global decarbonisation priority.
The extent to which the Asia-Pacific decarbonises will make or break the global fight against climate change. As home to 60% of the world’s population, and as the main engine of global economic growth, the Asia-Pacific has been since the early 2000s the main carbon dioxide emitting region, producing about half of the world’s total emissions.
Figure 1: Global emissions by region, 1965-2019

Source: Bruegel based on BP Statistical Review of World Energy (2021). Note: data refers to carbon dioxide emissions resulting from fossil-fuel combustion, as listed in the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Other sources of CO2 emissions, or other greenhouse gases, are not included.
Compared to other

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