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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UCNFCC), the world’s first climate change treaty, is 30 years old.  It was adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro on 4 June 1992.  Should the world be celebrating? Looking back Personally, I take…

By Tapio Kanninen and Georgios Kostakos* After the Russian invasion of Ukraine that started on 24 February 2022, the world was horrified at the prospect of a new major war in Europe. Condemnation for the invasion rightly goes to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. An overblown Western reaction, though, may have dangerous consequences for the…

After an agonizing vote counting process, the final result of the race for the Presidency of Austria became known: independent and moderate candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a former Green Party leader and son of refugees, beat his rival Norbert Hofer, who was supported by the far-right Freedom Party and expressed eurosceptic and anti-immigration views. It is a…

The race for the Presidency of Austria is too close to call in the initial hours after the polls closed on 22 May. The winner between eurosceptic and anti-immigration, far-right Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer and former Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen will probably be decided once all postal ballots have been counted in the…

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