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Economics Europe

UN report puts German automakers in unfamiliar territory

The German auto industry has at times seemed invincible–but not of late. With the EU moving to curb emissions following the recent UN IPCC report on the acceleration of climate change, and technological advantages in China, Japan, and the US, the Germans find themselves in a surprising place: last.

Guest Post Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Guest Post: Blood chocolate – climate change and conflict in the West African cocoa belt

Cocoa is a vital economic sector in West Africa, but climate change threatens to reduce the area suitable for its cultivation, bringing with it a risk for mass migration and civil violence.

Natural resources and energy North America

Assessing the Trump doctrine of “energy dominance”

If the US is to wield energy as a weapon, it will be perceived as an unreliable supplier, and risk moving at cross-purposes with the system of free and open energy markets that it has promoted for decades.

Asia Pacific Environment Natural resources and energy Politics

ASEAN could face a crisis over its appetite for coal

Asia’s developing economies collectively need to invest $14.7 trillion just for power generation by 2030. Coal is filling that gap, with investments pouring in from China and Japan. But are ASEAN governments prepared to face the environmental costs?

Environment International

The drawbacks of Arctic shipping

The Christophe de Margerie is the first vessel to navigate the Northern Sea Route without an icebreaker escort. This is exciting news for states and businesses interested in exploiting new opportunities in the Arctic. However, the NSR is not as promising at it may seem, and the speed of climate change in the region brings significant risks.   

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Theresa May to deliver Brexit speech in Italy as talks with EU stumble. UN General Assembly meets. German elections likely to keep Merkel in power. Saudi Arabia embraces tech reform. All in The

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela shifts exchange rate. Norway votes. Canada hosts climate summit. Juncker gives State of the European Union speech. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Eyes on China and US data. The ECB and Bank of Japan talk rates. California votes on cap and trade. Investments in Iran safe for now. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mexico and Cambodia hold key local elections. The Paris Climate Accord heads for uncertainty. Kinder Morgan IPO tests energy markets. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where