Our economic structures are weakening the social and natural diversity necessary for a resilient planet, and for resilient societies. The EU must address the joint drivers of ecological and social disintegration in its fight against climate change.
Major fires along the U.S. West Coast partly result from ecological disintegration in the Amazon. So, North and South American states should work together toward their shared interest in protecting the rainforest.
While a resource-rich economy might be in Mauritania’s grasp, the benefits are unlikely to be enjoyed by all.
How can the United States and the European Union best lead and steward global efforts to prevent natural disasters by protecting our fragile ocean, including its high seas that are owned by no one, but shared by everyone?
Citizens’ assemblies have sprouted up in several European countries. It remains to be seen whether they can efficiently boost governments’ responses to climate change.
Taiwan needs to look not just to the energy it needs right now but also to the energy it will need ten to twenty years from now if it is to power its future.
For most policymakers and experts who took part in the COP25, the summit’s outcomes are insufficient. The protesters and critics who followed the summit from outside are even more frustrated.
For the European Union to take the lead in global climate action, it will need to ensure a fair and inclusive transition with deeper democratic engagement.
By putting up roadblocks to the necessary transition to a low-carbon global economy, Trump is making American businesses less competitive and leaving new jobs and economic opportunities up for grabs to other countries.
Russia continuously uses energy politics as a foreign policy instrument, thwarting EU diversification efforts, setting foot in the MENA region, and establishing itself as a major supplier of energy to China.