ESG is more of a muddle than a fiddle

Environmental, social and governance investing is under the spotlight. In this episode of The Exchange podcast, Bridgewater’s sustainable finance gurus Karen Karniol-Tambour and Carsten Stendevad explain how ESG’s main problem is a lack of clarity…

An embargo on (most) Russian oil

European leaders have finally agreed on a Russian oil embargo. What are the implications? How long will it take to enforce and what should be the next steps? Bruegel’s Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by MEP…
The Sound of Economics

Money Talks: Out of gas

Russia’s trade surplus has continued to grow:…erm=sa.listeners, even in the wake of Western sanctions. It’s now forecast to be double what it was last year. That’s prompted an acknowledgement among Western countries that more…
The Economist

GAFAM tax or fair contribution?

Commissioner Breton announced a new initiative to make online platforms contribute to the cost of digital infrastructure. We discuss the reasoning behind this proposal, possible precedents and main practical issues that it will need to…
The Tech Brief

How rising oil prices will change the world as we know It

As the war in Ukraine entered its third week, the price of a barrel of oil peaked at $130, its highest since 2008. The pain is already spreading around the world—to people who rely on…
Ones and Tooze

The stalled green transition

The US and UK banned Russian oil and gas imports on Tuesday to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine, the stalled green revolution, and Russians are fleeing the country.
FT News Briefing

What does banning Russian oil mean for the world?

US President Joe Biden has imposed a ban on Russian oil and gas. And the UK announced it will phase out imports of Russian oil by the end of the year. What are the consequences…

Revision of EU ETS as regards aviation: ‘Fit for 55’ package

As part of the 'Fit for 55' package, the Commission is proposing a revision to the EU's emissions trading system (ETS) as regards carbon dioxide emissions from aviation. The proposal seeks to ensure that the…
EPRS policy podcasts

Europe’s energy future beyond Russia

The war in Ukraine has cast a spotlight on Europe's energy dependency on Russia. Nearly half of Europe’s gas, along with petroleum and coal, come from the Russian Federation. But with no resolution to the…
The Real Story

Climate of fear: the IPCC’s new report

A new report shows that climate change is already causing widespread, tangible damage, and argues that adaptation is now as important as mitigation
The Economist

End of Russia as Energy Superpower

CSIS’s Nikos Tsafos and Ben Cahill join the podcast to talk about energy prices and the future of the energy and climate landscape in wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to Tsafos, we are…
The Truth of the Matter

The Kremlin’s gas wars

"How can Europe protect itself from Russian blackmail? The European Union and other major economies have imposed swift, broad and devastating sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But given Europe’s energy dependence on…
The Sound of Economics