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Was COP26 cheap talk?

Was COP26 cheap talk?

“Blah, blah, blah.” That was how the young climate activist Greta Thunberg characterised this year’s climate summit in Glasgow (COP26) – even before it began.

We need to think small to fight climate change

We need to think small to fight climate change

When applied to droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, or other extreme weather events, the term “unprecedented” is getting old.

‘New HQ strong motivation to expand academic programmes’

‘New HQ strong motivation to expand academic programmes’

Interview with Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar Dr Pablo Martin de Holan

Drinking tea and coffee linked to lower stroke, dementia risk: study

Drinking tea and coffee linked to lower stroke, dementia risk: study

A majority of individuals across the world drink either coffee or tea or both. Going by the results of a newly published study, coffee/tea drinkers may have some reason to cheer up.

Rebuilding infrastructure of Sino-American relations

Rebuilding infrastructure of Sino-American relations

In many ways, US-China relations in the coming years may be hostage to both countries’ domestic politics. Sustaining productive dialogue between Xi and Biden will thus be a constant challenge

Natural gas as viable option to balance the scales post-Covid

Natural gas as viable option to balance the scales post-Covid

Further investments in environment-friendly natural gas are essential to achieve energy equality for all parts of the world in a sustainable manner.

Goal to protect 30% of land and ocean hangs in balance

Goal to protect 30% of land and ocean hangs in balance

The central pledge of a planned new global nature pact — to protect 30% of the planet’s land and seas — is in doubt, with some biodiversity-rich nations refusing to commit because of jitters over funding and implementation, officials have warned.

Beware of Japan’s ‘new capitalism’

Beware of Japan’s ‘new capitalism’

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida survived the general election on October 31, which came just weeks after his arrival in office as the new leader of the nation.

Whipping up America’s inflation bogeyman

Whipping up America’s inflation bogeyman

The headline chosen for Harvard economist Jason Furman’s November 15 commentary in the Wall Street Journal was both apt and sad.

The right institutions for the climate transition

The right institutions for the climate transition

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) last week, I joined a panel with leading national politicians, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Spanish Minister of the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera, to discuss how we can get serious about the green econo

Could making climate change a rights issue help boost action?

Could making climate change a rights issue help boost action?

There are no words for “climate change” in the language of the Turkana people in northern Kenya, something that prompted campaigner Ikal Angelei to take a different approach when she began her environmental activism more than a decade ago.

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