Europe on the Wane

EU countries are set to lose major ground in ranking of biggest global economies. Download the graph Source : POLITICO

Profiles of a climate emergency

At the first world climate conference 40 years ago, scientists from 50 countries warned of global warming and urged prompt action to reduce anthropogenic carbon emissions. A broad spectrum of data has repeatedly confirmed their alarm as emissions continue to rapidly rise.

Toward an International Emissions Trading Scheme?

The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) represents the cornerstone of the bloc’s climate change policy, and so far it is the largest trading system for GHG emissions worldwide, and the only international one. Download the graph Source : POLITICO

Regional GPD differences withing countries

In the last few years, GDP differences among regions in developed countries have increased, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. The organization studies the differences between sub-national entities such as U.S. states, German länder or Italian regions. Of the countries analyzed,

Offshore wind can generate the world’s energy

Offshore turbines currently generate only 0.3 percent of the world’s electricity, but offshore wind power has the potential to far exceed total global electricity demand, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Wind resources tend to be more reliable the

How to impeach a US president

Donald Trump is the fourth president in U.S. history to face a formal impeachment inquiry. Here are the steps involved in a presidential impeachment, which can be a long, complicated process. Download the graph Source : POLITICO

EU budget breakdown

The EU Commission set out a €1,279 trillion budget blueprint in its proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework. But deep divisions on sensitive questions like the overall size of the budget and cuts to traditional spending areas — as well as

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