Climate change isn’t a future scenario — it’s an everyday reality.
The climate situation as it is today requires a very ambitious effort. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record in 2020 and, despite a temporary decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, emissions have recently started to rise again. All this is accurately and scientifically reported both in the Greenhouse Gases Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and in the UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2021.
Una ripresa post-pandemica sostenibile richiede un ripensamento dei piani di investimento dei governi. Per superare le sfide servirà una visione a lungo termine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an underbelly around the lack of preparedness to disasters, pandemics, or climate change globally, and Africa is no exception to this. As everybody journeys towards COP-26, there are both the acknowledgment and realization that we need to look at adaptation and mitigation as two sides of the same coin in order to amplify the level of preparedness and action needed to tackle the impacts of climate change.
Last week, China committed to building a military base in Central Asia’s neighbouring Tajikistan, raising the number of its foreign military bases to two. However, Djibouti is not yet at risk of being stripped of its unique position in China’s foreign military engagement. Reports have revealed that China will fund the construction of a Tajik outpost and not a military base located at the intersection between Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan province, China’s north-western Xinjiang region, and Afghanistan’s eastern Badakhshan province.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we focus on Syria, recently at the core of a renewed interest by neighbouring Arab states, willing to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a global threat that has captured the international community’s attention. As it unfolds, the need for stronger international cooperation and condition of policy actions is growing to avoid a protracted situation. Reported confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa account for only 2.5% of global cases, but the effects from the instituted containment measures are devastating, especially given inadequate buffers to appropriately respond.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs plainly stated that the last G7 summit was a waste of resources. He believes the G7 should be discontinued as it is no longer representative nor effective as a policy forum. He noted that G7 countries dropped to 31% of global GDP in 2021 compared to 51% in 1980, whereas Asian developing countries moved from 9% up to 33%.
Il recente World Energy Outlook pubblicato dalla IEA delinea le prospettive climatiche ed energetiche al 2050. Sottolineando che COP26 sarà cruciale.
La nuova strategia europea segnala un cambio di passo, con grande attenzione a clima e stabilità. Ma il Polo Nord è già ora teatro di competizione tra potenze.