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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.

Image credit: Gabriel Bouys via Getty Images,...

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 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...

October 25, 2015

"Virtù and luck are best friends—or maybe business partners. You need both to make stuff happen” - Machiavelli

By the time Norway was able to see the first drop of oil come out of the North Continental Shelf in 1971, after struggling for years of trial and error since 1962, the country realized that oil had to have a purpose and not be a purpose in itself. Little did the country know that the first...

October 23, 2015

The majority of the world’s raw material for cocaine originates from coca growing countries in Latin America. As part of the War on Drugs, a huge amount of money and time has been spent on policies which have met with limited success. While internal contexts vary by country and region, Bolivia has proposed innovative measures to combat illicit trafficking while adapting to its own local contexts.


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