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Latest Web Links --  Sun, 21 Apr 19:

Jeffrey Sachs: Our zero-emission future, Project Syndicate, 17 Apr 19 [via Korea Herald]:
The solution to human-induced climate change is finally in clear view. The main obstacle is inertia: politicians continue to favor the fossil-fuel industry and traditional agric mainly because they don't know better or are on the take, writes Columbia Ctr Sust'ble Devt dir

China signals Belt and Road shift with Malaysia rail project, Al Jazeera, 15 Apr 19:
Malaysia has renegotiated a major rail project with China to reduce the cost of construction by a third and increase the level of local involvement, signaling a shift in China's approach to its six-year-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Three opportunities and three risks of the Belt and Road Initiative, World Bank (blog), by M Ruta, May '18:
BRI is an ambitious effort to deepen regional cooperation and improve connectivity on a trans-continental scale. It links China to Central/South Asia, SE Asia, the Gulf countries, N Africa and Europe, writes WB trade lead economist         (Brief on BRI)

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Posted on Sun, 07 Apr 2019:

World Bank board elects US Treasury's Malpass as next president, Reuters, 06 Apr 19:
David Malpass, Pres Trump's nominee to lead the WB, won unanimous approval from the WB's exec board on 05 Apr, continuing the 73-year tradition of an American running the world's largest devt lender       (Seven challenges for new WB pres | WB media release)

Paul Bisca: To end poverty, think like a spy, Brookings (blog), 11 Mar 19:
The idea that 
professionals driven by the quest for sustainability and equity should behave like spies is bound to raise eyebrows. This approach is not about acting like James Bond, but rather about thinking like him, writes WB conflict & security consultant

How much does it cost to reduce one ton of carbon dioxide?, Amer Econ Assn, 18 Jan 19:
The fundamental problem with carbon emissions is that people who emit pollutants don't pay for the damage they cause. Pricing carbon would impose the costs on the polluters, but this ideal tool has not been politically feasible
      (Econ impacts of a warming Earth

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