Politics

Opinion: COP27 concludes with loss and damage fund but no increased mitigation ambition

Delegates at the COP27 UN climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, clinched a hard-fought agreement to create a loss…

COP27: The underdogs did most of the work in week one. Now what?

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport was a melting pot of cultures on the evening of Saturday 5 November as delegates…

COP27: Cities are essential in the climate fight, says former Lord Mayor of Dublin

https://youtu.be/EGLXplYiE_8 Energy Monitor senior writer Dave Keating in conversation with Dublin City Council member Alison Gilliland, representing the European Committee…

NHS privatisation: Who is to blame and to what extent has the private sector taken over?

When London hosted the Olympic Games in 2012, part of the opening ceremony was dedicated to the history of the…

COP27: How countries compare on carbon emissions and pledges

The beginning of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, means a year has passed since the world agreed to “keep…

Why has Canada banned Chinese mining investments?

Canada has become the latest country to announce protectionist measures to block ownership by Chinese companies of local companies. On…

What Lula means for business and foreign investment in Brazil

President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is set to take Brazil’s highest office, and for the third time. ‘Lula’, as…

Brussels pleads with countries to stay in the Energy Charter Treaty

These days, it is hard to find anyone arguing with a straight face that the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) has…

Positive outlook for US energy transition ahead of midterm elections

A lot is at stake for President Joe Biden – and the US energy transition – at the US midterm…

Tricky treats: The sweets and chocolate brands still supporting Russia

As the Halloween season begins, as well as the eighth month of Russia’s war against Ukraine, new attention is being…