The paradise paradox: Maldives, a sinking country?
- Environment and Energy, Human Rights and Migration, Op-ed
The Nagoya Protocol is a novel legal instrument and it aims to enable fair access and benefit sharing of genetic resources, but to what cost? Its implementation creates serious impediments for progress in science.READ MORE
National efforts to reduce emissions and fight climate change are still largely inadequate. Citizens and organizations are taking action and bringing governments to court to push for more ambition.READ MORE
A ‘mysterious’ disease has been killing olive trees in Southern Italy. It is at the centre of a political fight between central institutions and local actors, freezing all interventions.READ MORE
In 2013 Chinese Government unveiled an ambitious plan to revive the Silk Road, connecting Asia and Europe, through a colossal infrastructure network. The 900$bn plan will affect more than 65 countries – representing around 30% of world’s GDP and almost 65% of world’s population.READ MORE
Pioneer investors are bringing globalization in the Arctic, in exchange for natural resources and strategic outposts. Is it worth the money?READ MORE
Trade facilitation enhances environmental degradation, and this has to be addressed by policy makers. The noxious impact of trade on the environment is undeniable: it generates pollution through transportation (one of the most harmful economic sectors) and by fostering large-scale production for greater growth.READ MORE