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22 July 2021 | Transnational

Migration in the Greater Mediterranean Region

Mediterranean sea-crossing. Root, causes and consequences for International Governance and Human Security

Migration in the Greater Mediterranean Region


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Reading Of The Week: The State of Climate Ambition

[ © United Nations Development Programme ]

 Against a backdrop of increasing scientific concern and public awareness about the climate crisis, UNDP set out to review if policymakers were keeping the promises they made in 2019 when the global state of climate ambition was assessed with UNFCCC in the first NDC Global Outlook report, The Heat is On. We were curious. Is the Paris Agreement working? And if yes, then who is doing the work? Which countries are leading the way on ambition – and which ones are falling behind?  

The De-Globalisation of Oil Risks and Implications from the Politicisation of Energy Markets

[ © Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) ]

 The EU’s announced ban on Russian oil imports is a strong political measure that will heavily impact international energy markets, restricting the supply of 4.1 million barrels per day (mbd) of oil and derivates to a market which is a net importer of 10.72 mbd.