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Globalization 4.0 for Whom?

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
20. December 2018

For the last 40 years, policies governing trade, capital flows, and taxation have adhered to a neoliberal model of race-to-the-bottom competition, resulting in rising inequality and political discontent. And the elites gathering in Davos next month have yet to acknowledge the need for a new approach to governing the global economy. Project Syndicate| Globalization 4.0 for Whom?

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A new social contract for the digital age

Oberserver Research Foundation  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
20. December 2018

Digital transformations are rapidly altering the nature of work, models of employment, contracts, regulations and protections. Increasingly, the responsibilities of the state are becoming the obligations of, and a business case  for, the private sector. This devolution of ‘governance responsibility’ is happening at a rapid pace. In many locations, this coincides with the decentralization of political power to local administrations. A new social contract between citizens, consumers, employees, the state, and enterpriseis needed to delineate a new understanding around rights, responsibilities and entitlements. As a step towards defining such a contract, we set out seven norms for defining these relationships in the digital age. ORF| A new social contract for the digital age

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Cracking Frontier Markets

Harvard Business Review  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
20. December 2018

Contrary to the conventional wisdom that a society must “fix” itself—its infrastructure, courts, legislatures, financial markets, and so on — before innovation and growth can take root, the article explores the believe that innovation is the process by which a society develops. Innovation funds our infrastructure, cultivates our institutions, and mitigates corruption. When a country’s prosperity stalls out despite a lot of activity within its borders, that country might not have a development problem. It might have an innovation problem. Market-creating innovations,…

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Aligning Electricity Transmission and Distribution Investments with a Paris Agreement Pathway

World Resource Institute  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
20. December 2018

Parties to the Paris Agreement committed to “making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low GHG emissions and climate-resilient development (Article 2.1c).” It is especially critical that energy-sector infrastructure is Paris aligned, given the large carbon lock-in potential of investments and the scale of investment needed in the coming years in the developing world. While there have been some recent efforts to assess the alignment of energy-sector investments with two-degree pathways, previous assessments have not seriously delved into electricity…

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Transformative change through innovation

Third Generation Environmentalism  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
20. December 2018

Staying within 1.5 degrees will require rapid economy-wide decarbonisation through a transition process that is unprecedented, both in its scale and its speed. The purpose of this paper is to explore past and ongoing transitions in coal regions and the role innovation plays in such processes. It reviews the existing literature on transitions in five coal regions, all of which are at a different stage of the transition process. The findings from the case studies suggest that in order to…

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New Energy Solutions for 1.5°C: Pathways and technologies to achieve the Paris Agreement

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
20. December 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C reduces the severity of climate change impacts on our natural and human systems. As highlighted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Global Warming of 1.5°C special report, several hundred million people would be less exposed to climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security and water supply. For our natural systems, the IPCC projects that coral reefs will be virtually eliminated at 2°C, while under 1.5°C of warming, they will decline…

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GEF Guidance on Gender

Global Environment Facility  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Global Policy
14. December 2018

Through their different roles and responsibilities and varied priorities and needs, women and men alike shape the drivers and pressures on environmental resources and systems. Women and men use natural resources in different ways. They also influence in different ways markets; policies; and global, regional, national, and local incentives and behaviors that impact the health of the global environment. As such, women are vital to tackling environmental challenges. Nevertheless, gender inequalities and gaps persist. GEF | GEF Guidance on Gender…

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Our Shared Digital Future Building an Inclusive, Trustworthy and Sustainable Digital Society

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy -- Neu
14. December 2018

Our Shared Digital Futures is a publication shaped by leaders from business, government, academia and civil society who collectively acknowledge the need for shared goals and coordinated action to shape an inclusive, sustainable, digital future. Facilitated by the World Economy Forum’s System Initiative on Digital Economy and Society, the paper reviews current status, offers an illustrative list of ongoing initiatives at global and local levels, and identifies developments to watch in at least six shared goals around universal internet access…

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