Climate change

Three key areas of Europe’s climate diplomacy

The EU’s efforts to address climate change should place more emphasis on bilateral alliances and partnerships. But these efforts will only be credible if they are firmly rooted in domestic policies.

Scotland’s Arctic dream of independence

The Scottish government is developing a foreign policy, and its Arctic vision is one of its most ambitious efforts yet. Should independence come, close friends in the north could be a vital support.

Why COP26 will fail

UN Climate Change Conferences have failed to produce a model of global governance that can tame power politics, let alone forge a sense of shared destiny among countries. And there is little reason to believe this time will be different.

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Three key areas of Europe’s climate diplomacy

The EU’s efforts to address climate change should place more emphasis on bilateral alliances and partnerships. But these efforts will only be credible if they are firmly rooted in domestic policies.

Scotland’s Arctic dream of independence

The Scottish government is developing a foreign policy, and its Arctic vision is one of its most ambitious efforts yet. Should independence come, close friends in the north could be a vital support.

Why COP26 will fail

UN Climate Change Conferences have failed to produce a model of global governance that can tame power politics, let alone forge a sense of shared destiny among countries. And there is little reason to believe this time will be different.

The Fit for 55 package: A diplomatic tightrope

The technical challenges of the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package are only part of the story. Diplomatic tact will be critical in preventing it from undermining the EU’s climate leadership.

Warming relations: UK-EU climate cooperation after Brexit

With Joe Biden about to enter the White House, London could need to display ambition on climate issues, or face being left behind by Washington and Brussels if they identified this policy area as a vehicle for rapprochement

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