Climate change: a call for a united Europe to act

Posted on 15. December 2016 by Marta Remacha Recio

marta-remacha-recio-modifiedCoral bleaching; record-breaking temperatures; the Artic melting; the El Niño phenomenon becoming stronger; despite the success of the Paris Agreement one year ago, scientific evidence of the worsening impact of climate change is piling up. 2016 has even left us with a clear-cut evidence of the irreversibility of some damages: Melomys rubicola, a small rodent endemic to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, holds the dubious honour of becoming the first mammal to be wiped out by human-induced climate change. The fight against global warming has entered a critical phase, which needs a united Europe ready to make the difference.

COP21 in Paris: we must step out of our industrialised comfort zone

Posted on 29. November 2016 by Anja Aune Selma Early December, Paris will find itself with being the capital of heated politics. Representatives from all over the world will come together in Le Bourget in the outskirts of the city, in order to achieve consensus and a legally binding agreement on battling climate change. The … Continue reading COP21 in Paris: we must step out of our industrialised comfort zone

Investing in the Future: Economic Inequality, Climate Change and the Sharing Economy

28. July 2015

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The publication "Investing in the Future: Economic Inequality, Climate Change and the Sharing Economy" is a collective effort of FutureLabbers Ana Luisa Correia, Efehan Danisman and Nathalie Straker, who co-authored this paper stemming from the input they received attending the 2015 Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

FutureLabbers reflected on today’s challenges, such as climate change and economic inequality, and opportunities, such as the sharing economy, analysing them from their perspective and continuing the debate in a written form once the Forum finished.

Durban and the normative EU power

Posted on 09. December 2011 by Zuzana Novakova Unlike the Copenhagen conference in 2009, the ongoing UN Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa, is passing without much media or public attention. However, there is quite a lot in the game, particularly as the Kyoto protocol, the only international agreement defining emission reductions and the cornerstone of … Continue reading Durban and the normative EU power