Promises kept and promises yet to be delivered: President Biden’s first year (Part 1)

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst The first year of Joe Biden’s presidency was eventful to say the least. When Biden took office in late January 2021, the US was reeling from the January 6th Capitol Attacks spurring from election controversy, high rates of unemployment, pandemic complications, as well as ever-increasing political andContinue reading “Promises kept and promises yet to be delivered: President Biden’s first year (Part 1)”

Agroforestry: a climate-smart solution for Europe

By Nick Gutkin Climate Analyst Despite being an ancient farming method practiced by cultures from all over the world, agroforestry is only just now becoming a more widely known concept in Europe. Combining agriculture and forestry, agroforestry refers to different types of land use where woody perennials (such as trees and shrubs) are grown togetherContinue reading “Agroforestry: a climate-smart solution for Europe”

A critical perspective of Net-Zero

By Jose Luis Resendiz Latin America Analyst Net-Zero concept emerged after the international community accepted the need to maintain the global rise of temperature below 2°C. For this purpose, CO2 emissions must be zero by 2050, and all the other GHG must do it by 2067, according to the IPCC. Then, the Net-Zero concept meansContinue reading “A critical perspective of Net-Zero”

COP26: a weak deal completely ignoring climate justice

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst After dominating news headlines over the past two weeks, the much hyped 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) on Climate Change has concluded in Glasgow. As the most important climate change conference since Paris in 2015, this COP represented the year that countries were supposed to tighten their commitments to decreasingContinue reading “COP26: a weak deal completely ignoring climate justice”

Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation

On 7 October 2021, Unfiltered Voices together in partnership the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an event on ‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation’. Over the decades, the United States and Europe have been each other’s closest political, economic, and military allies. Going forward, both sides ofContinue reading “Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation”

Three real actions an individual can pursue to fight climate change

By Nick GutkinSustainability Analyst The recent IPCC Sixth Assessment Report[i] has garnered headlines all over the world. The findings of the report are grim, sobering, and do not leave much room for debate. It is clear not only that humans are directly causing climate change, but that the negative impacts are already here and havingContinue reading “Three real actions an individual can pursue to fight climate change”

Can sustainability-linked finance help us to win the race to net-zero?

By José Luis Reséndiz Latin America Analyst Ahead of COP26, decision-makers are setting ambitious targets to tackle climate change, which has led to an increasing interest in sustainable financial instruments to incentivise a transition towards a net-zero economy. One of the most recent innovations to address climate change goals has occurred in debt capital marketsContinue reading “Can sustainability-linked finance help us to win the race to net-zero?”

Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China

By Blanca Trepat* Guest Contributor Last September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced China’s intention to become carbon neutral by 2060. This pledge could be a tipping point in the fight against climate change at a global level since it will contribute considerably to the already existing European Union (EU)’s efforts in the field of climateContinue reading “Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China”

The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst The international community broadly recognises the rights of people to flee war and persecution as refugees and protects them through international law. They are a particularly polarising topic in Europe, where an influx of refugees following the Arab Spring and wars in the Middle East led to the so-called ‘refugeeContinue reading “The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees”

The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system

By José Luis Reséndiz Latin America Analyst  The sustainable economic recovery in Latin America is a challenge that leaders may regret not to take up seriously and on time. Unfortunately, the violence and inequality crises from the last decades have led to the wrong perception that the pandemic is just a transitory issue. The regionContinue reading “The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system”