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Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization. The Policy Innovations feed includes all major articles, briefings, commentary, and multimedia published on the website.

The Eternal UN Declaration of Human Rights

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:00pm
Jeremy Waldron assesses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' enduring relevance to establishing the ethics of global responsibility.

Unsustainable Development Goals?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:00am
Ngaire Woods advocates cash transfers for the poor, instead of complicated and inefficient aid programs.

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:00pm
To achieve large-scale, long- term success, wildlife conservationists need to think like the private sector and invest in business innovation.

Beyond Carbon Metrics

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:00pm
Is our single-minded obsession with measurement undermining effective climate action?

Xinjiang Ban on Glacier Tourism Ignores The Bigger Problem

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:00pm
Xinjiang's ban on glacier tourism in northwestern China will do little to reverse the loss of ice caused by climate change—a crucial source of water for the country and much of Asia.

Fast-Tracking Climate Action

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 2:00pm
Achim Steiner and Christiana Figueres call for urgent action to cut short-lived climate pollutants like black carbon and methane.

Food Labels, Taxes, and Subsidies—the Egg of Columbus in the Obesity Crisis?

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 1:00pm
Food labeling and food pricing do not do much to change this food system; they only address the symptoms. To really make a difference to health (and environmental sustainability), we have to change the system itself.

Entrepreneurship as a Diplomatic Tool

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 2:00pm
Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elmira Bayrasli highlight how the profit motive can help to overcome longstanding political conflicts.

Managing the Politics of Water

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 3:00pm
Prince El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar highlight the importance of careful stewardship in preventing conflict and promoting prosperity.

Social Good is Always Good Branding—Or is It?

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:00pm
Building a brand solely on social impact is not a guarantee for success, and it comes with risks that can take businesses by surprise.

"Streetfight" by Janette Sadik-Khan

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:00pm
In "Streetfight" Sadik-Khan breaks down her achievements into replicable ideas for urban planners and traffic engineers everywhere, and she also reminds us that the fight for a better city isn't over.

Solar Power Is Booming in India. Will It Reach the People Who Need It Most?

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:00pm
As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens who lack electricity in India.

A State-Powered Green Revolution

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:00pm
Mariana Mazzucato highlights the pivotal role of the public sector in building a low-carbon future.

Fighting Food Waste with Paper and Spice

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:00pm
At a moment when most of us look to Silicon Valley for the next highly sophisticated technological breakthrough that will change the world, it's increasingly unusual to interview an inventor and designer whose creation neither beeps nor shines.


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