REPowerEU: Towards a just and sustainable energy transformation?

By Manana Kochladze

The initial hope that the war would accelerate the energy transformation in Europe has unfortunately not been realised by the recently published REPowerEU strategy. On the contrary, Manana Kochladze announces an increase in…

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The Ukraine war and Sahel

By Roland Marchal

The Ukraine war broke out after two difficult years of economic slowdown and political turmoil in Sahel. Roland Marchal predicts possible power shifts between Russia, France and the EU.

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Ethiopia's "Green Deal"

An African model for low carbon development?

Report of the study presentation and discussion on 16 May 2022, with Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, Valentine Chukwu and Nafkote Dabi.

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Capital and Counterrevolution

Framing the Arab Gulf States

On the occasion of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of this year, Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad discussed with Egyptian political scientist Rabab El Mahdi and economist Adam Hanieh the role of the Gulf states in global…

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Global Minimum Tax; OECD; G20; EU; Inclusive Framework; Global South; VIDC; Policy Brief; Martina Neuwirth

The Global Minimum Tax

How countries in the Global South can still benefit

Countries of the Global South will benefit little from the global minimum tax. A VIDC Policy Brief explains why and makes suggestions for improvement.

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Industrialisation in Africa: Strengthening the Social and Ecological Agendas

Ozunimi Iti interviewed by Martina Neuwirth and Nadja Schuster (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Industrialisation has led to rapid economic growth and should be supported by social-environmental agendas. Creating more opportunities for women in industry would mean higher incomes and more control over their lives.

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Sanctions against Russia:Oligarchs's Assets hard to trace in Austria

Assets can still easily be hidden in letterbox companies. But solutions have been on the table for a long time, criticise VIDC and Attac Austria in a joint press release.

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Africa; industrialization; green deal; green industrialization; climate crisis; climate catastrophe; climate change; green colonialism; commodity chains; AfCTA; African Free Trade Area; Abebe Shimeles; Ozunimi Iti; Ann Pettifor; Martina Neuwirth; VIDC

Green Industrialisation against “Climate Colonialism” in Africa?

Report from the webinar on 2 December 2021, with Ozumimi Iti, Abebe Shimeles and Ann Pettifor

The event focused on the importance of "green", climate-friendly industrialisation in Africa and its necessary preconditions, in a difficult global environment.

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Green Finance, climate change, finance, climate finance, JEP, Samuel Decker, Johannes Jäger, Lama Tawakkol, Yuliya Yurchenko, Anna Hehenberger, Oscar Reyes, Martina Neuwirth

Green Finance going global: Solution or Trap?

Green finance is supposed to fund the fight against climate change. But who really wins? Authors of the latest Journal of Development Policy provided answers in a webinar.

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Covid-19, vaccine, fairness, equality, human rights, WTO, TRIPS, Carlos Correa, Fatima Hassan

Covid-19 and Global Vaccine Inequality

Views from the Global South

Covid-19 affects us all, but not all equally. Documentation of a webinar on vaccine inequlity, with Carlos Correa and Fatima Hassan.

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