Climate Change

Up to Speed: The Electric Vehicle Revolution of the Balkan Peninsula

A question of entrepreneurial, cultural and environmental change

The idea of an electric vehicle revolution seems rather untimely, a topic of little to no significance in Western Europe, where electromobility has become the norm. But within the Balkan Peninsula, a shift in entrepreneurial, cultural and environmental importance is yet to take place. This is the story of a silent revolution, strong not in
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The Taiwan Trilemma

A seemingly insolvable predicament

“If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost”, as spoken by China’s defence minister Wei Fenghe at the Shangri-La Dialogue – Asia’s most important security conference – in Singapore in June 2022. As the EU has been preoccupied with supporting
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Sefa Room for Discussion – Dutch Ambassador for the Arctic Council Rene van Hell

A political perspective on climate change and the Arctic Council’s next steps

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the Dutch Ambassador for the Arctic Council, Rene van Hell, was interviewed by Sefa Room for Discussion. He discussed topics relative to why the Dutch government has an ambassador in the Arctic Council. He also talked about climate change issues and discussed how the Arctic Council plans to tackle this
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Profits or Eco-Rights?

An exploration into the problematic priorities of oil sales.

A couple of weeks ago, Peruvian fishers were robbed of their livelihoods, and an entire maritime ecosystem was put at detrimental risk. Another massive oil spill has blackened Peru’s usually golden beaches, a fitting new colour for mourning much of Peru’s rich and diverse wildlife. In the words of local fisherman Walter de la Cruz:
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