Driven by the continuous rise in international demand, the production of cocoa has shot up for the last few decades.
Put together the European Commission, European Parliament, African Embassies, the Overseas Development Institute and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and you will get a very animated debate – like the one European Think Tanks Group organised in Brussels on the 31st of October.
The Council of the European Union – on proposition of France and Germany – mandated a Wise Persons Group (WPG) to assess options for a more efficient and sustainable European financial architecture for development. The group published its final report this Tuesday, in which it presents three scenarios for a future European Climate and Sustainable Development Bank. Lennart Kaplan and Benedikt Erforth (DIE) are analyzing and giving a brief blog based on the Wise Persons Group report.
On 24 and 25 September, heads of state and government will discuss progress on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for
Developed countries are making progress in reducing carbon emissions – and Government regulation of the private sector is playing its