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May 12, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with proposals and evolutions in the sustainable finance field and in climate change economic policy - notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

An energy policy paper (in English) about technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry through 2...

This week, Policy Shift will refer to some of the great thinkers of our times, to explore ways to get out of the COVID-19 crisis and consider various ideas of how to build a better world after the “storm” is over. Here we have gathered the key ideas of articles reflecting the thoughts of Bill Gates, Thomas Piketty, Yuval Noah Harari and Muhammad Yunus.

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May 6, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with work and green jobs issues – notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

The impact of Covid-19 on work

A working paper by the economist Cyprien Batut (in English or French) on the impact of Covid-19 on telework : telemigration, relocation, environnem...

May 4, 2020

Covid-19 represents both a health and a human crisis, leading us to question our society’s relationship with its environment and ecosystems, but also with one another. Dealing with this crisis requires the implementation of a coordinated, decisive and innovative policy response, bringing together a multitude of actors and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Consequences of Covid-19 h...

April 30, 2020

Face à la crise du covid-19, l’intervention des Etats en matière sociale s’est imposée comme une évidence, alors que l’OIT (Organisation internationale du travail) estime que 81% des travailleurs dans le monde vivent dans un pays où la fermeture des lieux de travail est obligatoire ou recommandée. L’intensité des réponses varie néanmoins selon les préférences collectives et les moyens des différen...

April 27, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with proposals and evolutions in the sustainable finance field – notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis – and in climate change economic policy.

On Sustainable Finance

A policy report (in French) about climate-related scenario analysis and corporate co...

April 23, 2020

In the book Facing Gaia – Eight lectures on the New Climatic Regime, Bruno Latour provides areworking of the Gifford lectures delivered in 2013 at Edinburgh University. The anthropologist and philosopher Bruno Latour turns to the historic idea of Gaia, initially developed by the English scientist James Lovelock, to denounce the Anthropocene (i.e. a new epoch in the Earth’s geological history, in w...

April 22, 2020

Image credit: Triple Dollar Sign by Andy Warhol

As Mario Vargas Llosa said, in crisis periods we should be able to rely on intellectuals and artists so that we have testimonies that allow us to find the words to express and register what is being felt and seen to foster new ideas. This week, Policy Shift will refer to the great thinkers of our times, to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on...

April 14, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with policy response proposals working towards an ecological economic recovery following the ongoing Covid-19 crisis

A column (in English) about the scaling-up of synergies with the European Green Deal  


By economists Irene Monasterolo (Institut...

April 5, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with immigration policies, migrant rights and refugee programs and analysis.

As governments face the ongoing crisis related to COVID-19, we have seen migrants, refugees and asylum seekers facing increasingly hostile and threatening circumstances. In th...

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