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Board members and senior managers can learn from the “structured crisis management” techniques PE firms are employing with their portfolio companies.

Private Equity’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

COVID-19 has accelerated many long-brewing developments in the business world, such as the ascent into respectability of working from home

Distributed energy systems (DESs) – in which power is generated and stored at or near where it will be consumed – are enhancing efficiency and transparency and making energy infrastructure more robust.

COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

Around the world, healthcare capacity is being expanded rapidly to care for infected patients. Entire emergency hospitals – like the Westchester County Center Alternate Care Facility in White Plains, New York – are being built within days and weeks

With many questions on safely restarting tourism in the EU up in the air, the Commission pointed out that cooperation between the member states has improved and lifting travel restrictions, including opening borders, should be based on set criteria and strong health protocols. The Commission is encouraging member states to introduce certification schemes for safe travelling. A similar EU-level action, however, will not be feasible ahead of this summer.

Summer holidays: MEPs demand more clarity for tourism in COVID-19 crisis

MEPs gave overall positive feedback on the Commission’s transport and tourism package; however, many insist on more concrete actions and financial support ahead of the summer holidays

The recent cases in Ferguson and Cleveland are but the very public and latest painful manifestations of the country’s underlying problems with rules governing the legitimate monopoly on the use of force.

Ferguson/US: Police Systematically Out of Control

The far too liberal use of deadly force by police in a conservative country

The Swedish MEP referred to the UN’s emissions gap report for 2019 published in November, which highlighted the need to cut global emissions by 7.6% annually in order to meet the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Agreement.

EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

The European Parliament’s environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 May) a proposal by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland to set an EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 65% by 2030

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Ocean Action Hub reports on two ventures that are trying to turn this waste into something useful. California-based startup, Bureo – which has found a way to turn this waste into desirable products including skateboards and sunglasses – is literally closing the net on the problem.

Analyses

5 inventions that could transform the health of our ocean

Friday, May 29, 2020

A garbage truckful – every minute. That’s how much plastic waste is being dumped in the ocean. And that’s just the plastics – chemicals and sewage are also major concerns

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"While much of the focus is on the levels and terms of allocation of EU funds to member states, the importance of European level initiatives must not be overlooked, so the Recovery Plan and next MFF need to be carefully coordinated."

Europe

EUROCHAMBRES: ‘Next Generation EU’ & EU budget, no time to lose!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl welcomed today’s European Commission proposal for a ‘Next Generation EU’ recovery instrument and Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), arguing that it reflects a commonly shared view that the EU has an important role to play in the response

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The Hong Kong government’s continuous manipulation of laws to cripple elected persons and use administrative powers to prevent others from running for election caused further alienation.

World

Hong Kong and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The current protests show that Hong Kongers aren’t just interested in money, and mainland elites worry that Hong Kong won’t remain a separate territory where they can safely store their money

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Most of the funding will be provided through grants, with possible top-ups via loans. The total amount of grants available will be €310 billion (in constant prices; 335 billion in current prices), while an additional €250 billion in loans (in constant prices; 268 billion in current prices).

Europe

Questions and Answers on the EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The new Recovery and Resilience Facility will provide large-scale financial support to reforms and investments undertaken by Member States

The recovery fund debt won’t on its own be able to rival the region’s current fixed-income instrument of reference, Germany’s trillion euro bond market, but it might form the basis of an issuance programme that eventually could.

Europe

Recovery fund brings EU one step closer to fiscal union

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A European Commission plan to issue large amounts of common EU bonds under a coronavirus recovery fund potentially marks the first step towards the euro zone finally getting a region-wide safe-haven asset, investors said

The issue of under-reporting death from heat parallels cases of lightning strikes, in which the direct cause (eg, a falling tree branch or the collapse of a building on fire) is reported without any reference to the indirect cause (ie, the initial lightning strike that triggered events culminating in death).

Analyses

We need to get better at recording heat-related deaths – it could be crucial for understanding climate change

Thursday, May 28, 2020

National mortality records in Australia suggest substantial under-reporting of heat-related mortality. Less than 0·1% of 1·7 million deaths between 2006 and 2017 were attributed directly or indirectly to excessive natural heat

This finding backs up an earlier report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which found that CO? emissions from fossil fuel combustion – globally, the main source of greenhouse gas emissions – in the first three months of 2020 were 5% lower compared to the same period last year.

Analyses

Why a 17% emissions drop does not mean we are addressing climate change

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing

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The tyranny of automation is less scary than the automation of tyranny.

Analyses

Why the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ Looks Much Like the First

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Seen from one angle, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” is a marvel of enlightened scientific objectivity. It promises to replace obsolete habits and mind-sets with frictionless, data-driven solutions

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«While the EU will need to craft a new, updated, Security Strategy and an inspiring State of the Union speech, while videoconferencing in 2020 the Convention for the future of Europe, Brussels should stop complaining about infodemics and great power competition pressures and start acting and speaking like a great power.»

Europe

Global Europe needs a Great Power sounding stratcom, not naivete

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The anniversary of 70 years since the Schuman Declaration has been a great moment for reflecting on European values and history

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Cities need direct and rapid access to national and European funding – otherwise, we will collapse. In exchange, cities have a lot to offer.

Europe

Reclaiming the future for cities after COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cities have been hit the hardest by the corona pandemic. Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe. And he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe

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The pandemic presents tremendous challenges in every country, and businesses must contribute to the recovery effort. This presents an opportunity for firms to show that they are not only committed to their shareholders, but also to their employees, clients and to the broader society.

Analyses

Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19 Recovery

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Which companies and industries seem to be getting it right, and which are floundering?

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The British government, in contrast, is digging in, believing that it has a double mandate from both the 2016 Brexit referendum and the 2019 general election to insist on a new relationship with other European nations.

Europe

The Dominic Cummings Affair Will Impact Brexit Talks

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dominic Cummings, die-hard Brexiteer and UK sovereignty fetishist, is now part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s problems — and no longer a solution

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EU Actually

Is Italy playing on two sides? China and the EU?

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

‘An Italian poll sees China as the most friendly foreign country, followed by Russia. Germany is considered the least friendly foreign power, followed by France

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EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

The European Parliament’s environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 May) a proposal by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland to set an EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 65% by 2030

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Private Equity’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Private Equity’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan

COVID-19 has accelerated many long-brewing developments in the business world, such as the ascent into respectability of working from home

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