International development cooperation is typically regarded as politically optional policy. It is the type of public expenditure that makes politicians and voters feel good about themselves during the fat years, but one that can be cut the moment that high national unemployment or budget deficits require sacrificial lambs. It is no surprise therefore, that inRead more
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The US, by a country mile, has been the world’s biggest contributor to greenhouse gasses, but the cast of the dice has fated the Arctic as the region most severely effected by the resulting climate change. In January the global media buzzed with well warranted concern as a polar vortex wreaked havoc across the US.Read more
On the 21st of January, Jesús García-Luengos appeared on the Spanish RTVE radio programme “Países en Conflictos” (“Countries in Conflict”), with this edition dedicated to the situation in South Sudan. Please click here to go to the RTVE site and listen to the broadcast (in Spanish).Read more
As part of a larger campaign by REDES, ReSeT wrote a report on Africa’s extractive industries and their impact on local societies: Natural resources in Sub-Saharan Africa: economic growth, poverty and social inequalities. Most of the more than 900 million people inhabiting sub-Saharan Africa live in countries rich in natural resources. The region harbours moreRead more
Last week we interviewed Rory Robertshaw, partner at ReSeT, about the Polis Project that he coordinates. For more information on the Polis, click here or contact us here.Read more
The 19th Climate Change Conference held in Warsaw, last November, was held to start taking new measures on climate change by 2015. As has happened with previous summits, it ended with a minimal agreement to begin negotiations and outline the path towards global and binding arrangements on emissions reductions to be achieved, to be signedRead more