Atlantic Currents : Rim Berahab and the Threat of Climate Change

May 10, 2022

This is an exclusive interview with Rim Berahab, Senior Economist at the Policy Center for the New South, who engages with Helmut Sorge, Columnist at the Policy Center for the New South, in a conversation about the great threat of the climate crisis. Rim Berahab is the author of Chapter 13 of the annual Atlantic Currents report. The Atlantic Currents report is the flagship publication of the Atlantic Dialogues conference. The eighth edition of this report is set against the backdrop of a health crisis that is full of lessons and an economic recovery marked by several social, economic, financial and strategic challenges. It attempts to identify the paradigms produced by the pandemic in terms of education, health, trade, respect for human rights, the fight against climate change, etc. As usual, Africa occupies a prominent place in the analyses and projections formulated by the nineteen authors who contributed to the Report, both with regard to the internal dynamics of the Continent and its relationship with the rest of the wider Atlantic area.

Through this series of interviews with some of the Report's authors, we share with you a little bit more!

Speakers
Rim Berahab
Senior Economist
Rim Berahab is Senior Economist at the Policy Center for the New South, which she joined in 2014. She is currently working on themes related to energy issues and their impacts on economic growth and long-term development. Her research areas also cover trade and regional integration challenges in Africa. Previously, she has also worked on questions related to gender inequalities in the labor market of North African countries. Rim spent three months at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in 2016, in the Commodities Unit of the Research Department. She holds a State Engineering degree from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA). ...
Helmut Sorge
Columnist
Helmut Sorge is a columnist at the Policy Center for the New South, where he publishes opinion pieces in the format of international press reviews of current events related to the Middle East and European affairs, and conducts interviews with high level policy makers and PCNS researchers. He is also a lecturer on journalism and the media. For over 40 years, Helmut Sorge served as a writer, former Foreign correspondent, Foreign editor, and Middle East expert for Germany's leading newsmagazine "Der Spiegel" to Washington, London, Paris and Los Angeles. He reported from Vietnam, the Middle East, wrote about safaris, nuclear accidents, visited prisoners on death row in the United States. The German weekly “Gala” summarized in 2011, when his latest book, a collection of biographies ...

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