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VIDEO: The Quest for a Global Climate Deal

27 Apr 2013

Ahead of a critical UNFCC climate change conference in Bonn in April 2013, this new video considers a dilemma that currently faces world leaders: How can a global deal be reached to tackle climate change? It explores some of the key choices to be made and looks in particular at the role of the EU in negotiating a new deal.

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EU ‘Justice Scoreboard’: the Contribution of Justice to Business

25 Apr 2013
The EU Justice Scoreboard analyses data on the ‘business-friendliness’ of Member States’ judicial systems for the first time. How does Ireland score, and what are the Scoreboard’s future applications?
 

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Migration: The next frontier in the UK debate on Europe?

25 Apr 2013

Immigration is a leading concern of voters in the UK and in 2013 the focus has turned to migrants from within the EU. 

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IIEA Cybersecurity papers

24 Apr 2013
Two IIEA papers, by Paddy Buckenham and Eoin McDonnell, analyse cybersecurity challenges and actions being taken by key domestic, European and international stakeholders.
 
 
          

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Rejection of ETS “Backloading” Reform: Blip on Road to a Global ETS, or Signs of Worse to Come?

23 Apr 2013

This blog by Joseph Curtin looks at why the recent ETS backloading vote was rejected in the European Parliament and asks whether this should be seen as a sign of worse to come or just a blip on the way to a global ETS.

 

 

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Europe, the BRICS and Global Governance

23 Apr 2013

In this blog Patrick Holden, University of Plymouth, examines the political implications of the BRICS leaders’ summit, which took place in March 2013. 

 

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The Environment Agenda at the European Parliament’s April Committee Week

22 Apr 2013

The plenary vote of 16 April, at which MEPs voted to reject a proposal from the European Commission to delay auctioning of carbon allowances in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, has dominated the news and environment agenda over the last week, but there is still a busy Committee week ahead. This blog picks out some of the highlights.

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EU Environment and Energy Ministerial Meetings in Dublin

19 Apr 2013

This blog looks ahead to the Environment and Energy informal ministerial meetings taking place in Dublin from 22 to 24 April.

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Organic Farming in Europe: FAQs

18 Apr 2013

What you need to know about organic farming in Europe. Organic Farming in Europe: FAQs

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The Evolution of EU Energy Policy

17 Apr 2013

From the start, EU energy policy has been about joining forces to achieve particular purposes. The particular purposes have evolved over time.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Climate Change and the Arts

17 Apr 2013

Ryan Meade considers the role that artists can play in creating a new narrative around climate change. He explores how writers, poets, musicians, painters and filmmakers can help to answer the critical question: how can we make people care enough about the problem of climate change to demand the types of responses we know are necessary?

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New paper - Something Worth Working For: The Emergence of the 1973 Social Action Programme

17 Apr 2013

Paper examining the negotiations that led to agreement on a European Social Action Programme in December 1973 and the roles played by key Irish actors. 

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