News and Views

9 July
2019

Cultured meat: the food of the future? – Paige Isaacson

By |News comment and analysis|

The connection between meat production and climate change and environmental degradation is widely recognised. We know that the livestock industry is responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse (GHG) emissions globally, while accounting for 40% of arable land and 29% of agricultural freshwater use. Industrialised livestock production also results in large quantities of animal waste which leads [...]

21 June
2019

We won’t get ‘Carrie-d’ away. Fight on! – Theo Yeung

By |News comment and analysis|

At 7am on Sunday the 9th of June my phone started buzzing and it kept buzzing in the days to follow. Instant updates and messages firing from various media outlets, family and friends overwhelmed both my WhatsApp and social media accounts. It was the start of a very tough week for Hong Kong. What happened? [...]

20 June
2019

The current state of UK aid: A synthesis of ICAI findings from 2015 to 2019

By |client stories|

Today ICAI published a review of the current state of UK aid, with support from Agulhas. This review draws together the key findings from across the 28 reviews and four follow-ups conducted over the last four years, to analyse how well equipped the aid programme is to respond to the challenges ahead, and the opportunities and risks [...]

18 June
2019

Losing its soul in the Mediterranean Sea – Anne Hammerstad & Gemma Norrington-Davies

By |News comment and analysis|

As the EU and its member states have dramatically reduced the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe across the Mediterranean, the Council of Europe asks if the price was worth it. Its scathing report is out today on the deadly and abusive results of European migrant deterrence policies in the central Mediterranean. 20th [...]

10 June
2019

The World Environment Day Is Not Enough – Agulhas Climate Hub

By |News comment and analysis|

World Environment Day started in 1974 as a way of raising awareness of environmental issues such as environmental degradation, marine pollution and sustainable consumption. This year’s theme, “Beat Air Pollution”, was chosen by China and focuses on how everyone can implement lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of air pollution each of us produces. Events [...]

7 June
2019

The Newton Fund

By |client stories|

Today ICAI published a performance review of the Newton Fund, with support from Agulhas. The Newton Fund is a research and innovation partnership fund managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which was established to develop science and innovation partnerships to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and [...]

12 May
2019

Climate citizen assemblies: Taking the rebellion mainstream – Lucy Stone

By |Uncategorized|

This article is the second in a series on climate change by the Agulhas Climate Change Unit. More articles in the series can be found on the News and Views page.  The UK public are now more worried about climate change than they have ever been. A recent poll by BEIS showed that 80% were concerned [...]

1 May
2019

Extinction Rebellion, it’s political! – Hiba Ahmad

By |News from Agulhas|

This article is the first in a series on climate change by the Agulhas Climate Change Unit. Check back on the News and Views page for more forthcoming articles in the series. Extinction Rebellion (XR), a people-led movement with presence over much of the planet, recently completed its first stage of protests in London. Oxford Circus transformed [...]

23 April
2019

An introduction to China’s Belt and Road Initiative – Theo Yeung

By |News comment and analysis|

The 21st century Silk Road – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – was announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. This enormous investment project aims to improve economic connectivity between two-thirds of the world’s population. It also reveals China’s ambition for global dominance, from Asia to Africa, and across Oceania to the Caribbean. [...]

12 April
2019

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine against anti-vaxxers – Mark Kelleher

By |News comment and analysis|

Let’s be clear. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective and successful technologies to save lives ever developed. They save between 2 to 3 million lives every year, constitute a sound and broad-ranging investment in a country’s future workforce and productivity and, when vaccination rates are high enough, protect the non-vaccinated in a population through [...]

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