WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WIN IN BRUSSELS?

Each city, each country, each institution has its own culture — and what makes Brussels’ culture particularly distinct is how much it is driven by bureaucracy and mind-boggling procedures on the one hand, and informal policymaking and shifting alliances on the other.

COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS CONFIRMED CASES IN EUROPE

Source: Worlddometers, March 1, 2020

Here are the countries that have so far confirmed cases in Europe

ABOUT THE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE (RBA)

The Responsible Business Alliance is the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains.

2020 BUDGET FORECAST FOR MAJOR ECONOMIES

Governments across the world are starting to use more fiscal firepower to boost economies, though the shift may not be happening fast enough to appease central bankers who say they’re sick of carrying the burden of stimulus alone. In more than half of the world’s 20 biggest economies, analysts now expect looser budgets this year — in other words, bigger deficits or smaller surpluses — than they did six months ago, according to a Bloomberg survey of economist forecasts.

WHY CHINA MATTERS?

China has been the growth engine for the world economy in a decade. Hence, for better or for worse, whatever happens to the Chinese economy will have impactful rippling effects on the rest of the world.  While the risks are clear, many analysts are understandably reluctant to be drawn into worst-case scenarios in the belief the coronavirus outbreak will peak, or possibly has already peaked.

A REVIEW OF ENERGY POLICIES IN EU COUNTRIES

Source: IEA (International Energy Agency)

THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INVESTMENT PLAN

The European Green Deal Investment Plan

The European Green Deal Investment Plan will mobilise EU funding and create an enabling framework to facilitate and stimulate the public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy. Complementing other initiatives announced under the Green Deal, the Plan is based on three dimensions:

CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY THEMES

  • Accelerating the use of renewable energy
  • Adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change 
  • Addressing environmental and energy issues from various angles, specifically through scientific research.  
  • Advancing sustainable climate change
  • Advocating for climate change prevention
  • Advocating for increased diversity in the environmental movement.
  • Advocating for the reduction of greenhouse gases
  • Advocating for the sustainable use of the planet’s natural resources.
  • Affordable and renewable energy sources

TRENDS IN CLIMATE LAW TEACHING

Source: Journal of Environmental Law (27.01.2020) Authors: Michael Mehling, Harro van Asselt, Kati Kulovesi, Elisa Morgera.

Original Text has been edited by AALEP.

Introduction

TOP 10 CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION BLOCKERS

Top 10 Climate Change Action Blockers

  1. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  2. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  3. American Petroleum Institute (API)
  4. American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers (FMP)
  5. Alliance of Automotive Innovation
  6. National Mining Association (NMA)
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
  8. Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  9. Mineral Council of Australia
  10. Japan Business Federation

Overview of the climate lobbying landscape

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