What are the global implications of sanctions on Russia?

Russians are paying a price for the invasion of Ukraine as economic sanctions start to bite. But Russia is also a major producer of oil, gas and grains for the rest of the world, so…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

Europe’s energy crisis

"Is Europe’s energy price surge here to stay? Since late 2021, European households’ gas and electricity bills have climbed to unprecedented levels. However, given the uncertainty of future Russian gas supplies and several other factors,…
The Sound of Economics

European green bonds: A standard for Europe, open to the world

Green bonds are committed to financing or re-financing investments, projects, expenditure or assets helping to address climate and environmental issues. Both governments and companies use them to finance the transition to a more sustainable and…
EPRS policy podcasts

Revolt over EU energy taxonomy and issues with cookies and EU privacy laws

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the EU’s proposed green investment label for nuclear and gas, which prompted several countries, including Germany, to consider legal action. EURACTIV’s energy journalists, Kira Taylor and…
Beyond the Byline

Europe’s mental health in decline and EU taxonomy ‘under fire’

This week our podcast focuses on the rise of the suicide rates amongst Europe's youth, the increase of depression among EU citizens, what has been done and what can we do better. To shed some…
Beyond the Byline

Climate change: A risk to food security?

While agriculture remains one of the biggest contributors to climate change, it is also most exposed to its adverse effects. Scientists say that extreme weather events will become more frequent and more intense as global…
The Real Story

CER end of year podcast: Review of 2021

In our latest Centre for European Reform podcast, our Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow Megan Ferrando speaks to eight of our researchers. They reflect on the EU's past year from different perspectives, including climate action; the…
Centre for European Reform

John Kerry: US Special Envoy for Climate

Can America lead an effective global response to the climate change emergency? At last month’s COP26 summit in Glasgow the chorus of concern from world leaders was deafening, but the really tough decisions on deeper…
HARDtalk

COP26: success or failure?

Was the Glasgow summit just the same old ‘blah, blah, blah’ or will it help us avoid climate catastrophe? Journalist Justin Worland covered COP26 for TIME and tells us his view on what was -…
The World Economic Forum

Why has Germany suspended Russian gas to Europe?

Germany has suspended approval for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which would bring Russian gas to Europe. The project is complete and ready to supply energy to the region, so why is it…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

COP26 and the global climate crisis: how do we save the planet?

As COP26 comes to a close, we investigate the global environmental and economic challenge facing humanity. In this podcast, Luke Cooper talks to economist Laurie Macfarlane, a columnist at Open Democracy and a fellow at…
Another Europe is Possible

Why money matters at the COP26 climate talks

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the COP26 climate talks, one of the biggest topics of conversation is money. There’s a lot to discuss: who has money versus who doesn’t, and what’s been promised…
THE TAKE