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Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Storms on the Climate Horizon

Barry Gardiner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Science tells us that no particular adverse weather event either can or should be put down to climate change. That is just not the way climate change works. However, science also tells us that climate change will certainly bring an increase in both the frequency and severity of adverse weather events in general.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

Post-Warsaw, Why We Must Now Redouble Efforts to Secure a Global Climate Deal by 2015

Adam Matthews | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Warsaw revealed some serious divisions amongst groups of countries, and the language used became ever more heated. Indeed, the negotiations may well have raised the curtain on what will be some very difficult discussions when countries come forward with their 'contributions' from the end of next year.

EU-China Relationship Could Hold Key to Global Climate Deal

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The 19th United Nations annual Climate Change Conference begins in Poland on November 11. This will be an important step, although only a step, along the path toward securing by the end of 2015 a comprehensive global treaty that must set the world on a path to a low carbon future.

How the UN General Assembly Can Make Itself Relevant to the Key Challenges of the 21st Century

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Unusually, the UN General Assembly (GA) has been in media headlines in recent days. In response to recent spying allegations, German and Brazilian di...

The First to Take the Stage

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

One Young World opened my eyes to the great impact youth can make in society. I was particularly inspired by Ambassadors like Ajarat Bada, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Bariq Rifki​, Parker Liautaud, Clinton Gachangi and many others. Until I started following One Young World online, I had not identified a particular area to make positive change.

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.

Social Business and Philanthropy - Is There Room for Both?

Michael Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Harris

In Johannesburg, Unilever's CEO Paul Polman summed up our predicament neatly to a room of 1,250 young leaders from across the globe: "Never before has a generation faced such devastating problems," but crucially in the same breath "never before has the same generation had the tools to fix them."

Feel the Power, It Is in You

One Young World | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

The One Young World Summit opened yesterday in Johannesburg, the City of Gold and what a great affair it was. It was full of colour, music, and jubilation. It is the first time that an event of this kind has made its way to Africa.

As IPCC Launches Landmark Study, Is the Tide Turning on Tackling Climate Change?

Andrew Hammond | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last Friday the most comprehensive ever study on global warming. The landmark report, prepared by more than 200 scientists over two years, concludes that global temperatures could rise by up to 4.8 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of this century compared to pre-industrial levels, but could potentially still be held to 0.3 C (0.5 F) with deep, speedy cuts in emissions.

As Obama and Xi Meet, Growing US-China Science and Technology Ties Should Serve As a Warning to Europe

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Painful as it is to acknowledge as the President of a top science and technology university in Europe, the risks are particularly grave for European countries unless the continent raises its game in a quite dramatic way.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition. Dispatch 18

David Tait | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

Is It Possible to Dislike The Hunger Games?

Selina Wilken | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

The Hunger is upon us! You can't go anywhere these days without hearing talk of The Hunger Games premiere, and all the raving about how amazing the books and movie are. Only a few valiant souls still resist the madness, but us who've already caved know that it's only a matter of time. Right?

Why The Hunger Games is nothing like Twilight

Selina Wilken | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

You have probably seen the trailer for The Hunger Games, which premieres in theatres on 23 March, 2012. You may know that it is the adaptation of the first novel in a Young Adult trilogy by American author Suzanne Collins. But one thing you may know know - and really need to - is that this will be nothing like Twilight.

Who Put the Euro in David Cameron?

David Schneider | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics
David Schneider

For me, it's clear. It doesn't matter how rich you are, the consequences of not being in Europe can be a devastating blow. Just ask Manchester City.

Web Summit Brightens up Dublin

Dylan Evans | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Tech
Dylan Evans

The seventh Dublin Web Summit kicked off this morning with some of the biggest names in the online world in attendance, including the founders of YouTube, LinkedIn, Skype, 4Chan and Angry Birds.

84-Year-Old Breaks World Record Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Richard Byerley

At age 84, I'm glad I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro and back down again, but truth is I missed my wife, Beth. We've been married for 63 years, and we're pretty much inseparable.