University of Bío-Bío’s (Chile) study reveals that emergencies influence Majors’ reelection.
EfD’s César Salazar from the University of the Bío-Bío (Chile) indicates in an article from Diario Concepción, that a natural disaster (exogenous event) produces an improvement in the Major’s administration capacity, which could lead to her reelection. This research was co-authored with Andrés Acuña (University of the Bío-Bío). (In Spanish).
Reflection on carbon leakage occurring at a local level
Jorge H García, EfD Colombia, pointed out in this column how universal participation in the Paris Agreement minimizes the risks of carbon leakage on a global scale. Using examples from a number of sectors, García illustrates how carbon leakage may occur, and it is probably occurring, at the local and regional levels. He explains that the collaborative spirit of the Paris Agreement, where all actors involved undertake mitigation actions, ought to be replicated at the local and regional levels for the overarching Agreement to hold water. (In Spanish).
The suggested taxes go in the right direction to discourage polluting emissions.
Jorge Bonilla and María Alejandra Vélez, EfD Colombia, comment on the suggested environmental taxes in a debate article in El Tiempo. Taxes need to be progressive and the proceeds must be used to finance environmental projects are some of the key messages. (In Spanish).
Will the second-worst polluter, become carbon neutral by 2050?
Joe Biden has very ambitious environmental goals. Will he succeed? TRT World interviewed EfD's Thomas Sterner, professor of environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg on his thoughts about this. (In English).
“It is unlikely that unemployment in the Maule region reaches the 10% or more as last year”
EfD’s Juan Andrés Riquelme from the University of Talca (Chile) talks about unemployment rates in the region of Maule (Chile) under the context of Covid-19. He indicates to the website “Chillán Online” that regional unemployment would increase, although not at the same level as in 2020. (In Spanish).
The environment is not for investors to spend for free
Pham Khanh Nam, Director EfD Vietnam, was interviewed by the Saigon Times. He talked about the world biosphere reserves in Vietnam, how investors exploit natural resources and what needs to be done. (In Vietnamese).
Climate change may decline the output of the manufacturing sector in India
Rising temperatures have a negative impact on productivity and may also increase income inequality. Research conducted by EfD researchers Eswaran Somanathan and Rohini Somanathan in collaboration with Anant Sudarshan and Meenu Tewari was featured in over 40 news publications. Some of the newspapers were:
Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Times of India. (In English).
Business as usual would collapse fishing industry
The fisheries sector is a major contributor to the lives and the economy of Ghana, but its sustainability is under serious threat. Evidence-informed proposals by EfD researcher Wisdom Akpalu on ways to mitigate fisheries sector challenges and save it from an imminent collapse were reported in multiple national media outlets.
Daily Graphic, GhanaWeb (In English)