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"Public-private stakeholders need to work with nature to help tackle global biodiversity and climate challenges."

Natural climate solutions can help businesses meet climate goals. Here’s how

We are facing an unprecedented crisis: the destruction of nature and the rampant effects of climate change

"Water rights are often based on outdated, complex systems of ownership."

Market design can help solve global water scarcity. Here’s how

A successful initiative in the US to reallocate scarce radio spectrum demonstrates the power and potential of market design

"While signals are being exchanged in the diplomatic arena, a showdown is taking place in the economic field."

China versus the US: where is the EU?

For the second time this year, high level diplomats from the United States and China met. Like last time, the conversation was described as ‘open and direct’

"The Northern Ireland Protocol was agreed to avoid a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, a part of The United Kingdom."

Brexit: EU pauses legal action against UK

The EU has paused its legal action against the UK for alleged breaches of the Northern Ireland Protocol

"The directive aims to redress the imbalances in the EU food supply chain created by large operators against trading partners with weak bargaining power, such as individual farmers and smallholders, in a bid to protect European farmers."

Commission moves against EU countries over unfair trading practices

The European Commission on Tuesday (27 July) opened infringement procedures against 12 member states after they failed to transpose EU rules banning unfair trading practices in the agri-food sector within the allotted time frame

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"As many people return to shared workspaces, they may be facing more interruptions and noise than they have been used to while working from home."

Business

As offices re-open, how can you avoid distractions while working?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

With some offices set to reopen as restrictions ease, more of us may soon be working from somewhere other than the kitchen table

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“A €5 increase in the price at the petrol pump and €35-40 per month on household energy bills will negatively affect the income of all workers.”

Europe

Critics warn carbon price proposal would exacerbate energy poverty

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Energy poverty could be exacerbated as prices rise under the European Commission’s proposed revamped emissions trading scheme, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has warned

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"By greening their supply chains, freight buyers could boost decarbonization efforts in the global freight transportation sector."

Analyses

How a demand-driven approach could accelerate zero-emission freight transportation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

More than 1,000 companies have set Science Based Targets (SBT) to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

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"The future of carbon markets, surely, is blue."

Analyses

Why the future of carbon should be blue

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Collectively, the mangrove trees that cling to coasts throughout the tropics may well be the most important ecosystems on Earth

“In Austria we have one of the biggest Afghan communities in the whole of Europe,” Nehammer said and complained that migrants would have to pass 10 secure countries before reaching Austria.

World

Austria says it will not solve Europe’s Afghanistan problem

Monday, July 26, 2021

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has strongly criticised the EU over its migration policy saying it has failed to deliver tangible results

"The carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) was tabled by the European Commission this month as a CO2 tariff on polluting goods to protect European companies facing higher carbon prices and decarbonisation costs."

World

EU’s planned carbon border levy violates trade principles, says China

Monday, July 26, 2021

The European Union’s plan to impose the world’s first carbon border levy will expand climate issues into trade, both violating international principles and hurting prospects for economic growth

When done the right way, customer engagement can turn into a lucrative opportunity.

Business

How Executives Should – and Shouldn’t – Engage With Customers

Monday, July 26, 2021

In 2011, we started talking with top B2B executives about their engagement with their firm’s major customers in the aftermath of the financial crisis

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"Pollution created by single-use plastic items like straws and shopping bags is a growing threat to our ecosystems and economies."

Analyses

Reusing 10% will stop almost half of plastic waste from entering the ocean. Here’s how

Monday, July 26, 2021

The amount of waste generated by humanity represents a growing threat to our ecosystems and economies

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"Recent and past European history shows that, once elected, populist politicians with authoritarian leanings can work to paralyze the executive branch of government."

World

The Route to Authoritarian Power in Democracies: From the 1930s to the 2020s

Monday, July 26, 2021

The history of white nationalism, grievance and authoritarianism in Europe makes the agenda of the current Republican Party in the US far easier to understand

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"New International Labour Organization analysis shows the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s employment."

Business

This is how COVID-19 hit women’s employment

Monday, July 26, 2021

Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men’s employment is likely to recover this year to 2019 levels

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"Two-thirds of people around the world want to work flexibly when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, a new survey shows."

Business

Home or office? Survey shows opinions about work after COVID-19

Friday, July 23, 2021

There have been many predictions that the COVID-19 pandemic would permanently change the world of work

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"Merkel has led Germany for 16 years, steering Europe’s biggest economy through a global financial crisis, the euro zone debt crisis, a migrant crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, but she is not running for a fifth term."

Europe

Preparing for curtain calls, Merkel too busy to think about life after office

Friday, July 23, 2021

Germany’s Angela Merkel made clear on Thursday (22 July) she would keep working on issues such as climate change till her last day as chancellor but, inscrutable as ever, gave little away about her plans once she leaves office after the 26 September election

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EU Actually

China versus the US: where is the EU?

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

For the second time this year, high level diplomats from the United States and China met. Like last time, the conversation was described as ‘open and direct’

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Brexit: EU pauses legal action against UK

Brexit: EU pauses legal action against UK

The EU has paused its legal action against the UK for alleged breaches of the Northern Ireland Protocol

Business

How to achieve supplier diversity: 4 experts explain

How to achieve supplier diversity: 4 experts explain

In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in the global gender gap by a generation and where we see growing socio-economic inequality, encouraging signs for social reform and equality are emerging in supplier diversity

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