DEVELOPMENT & SOCIETY

Two of World’s Largest Countries Joining Forces to Fight Climate Change

Brazil and the United States announced a joint effort to address climate change and boost renewable energy during a visit this week by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the White House. Brazil also committed to restore and reforest 12 million hectares — an area roughly the size of Pennsylvania — and to eliminate illegal deforestation.

Greece and the Euro Crisis: Insight from UNU-MERIT

Economically beset Greece got a stay of execution from the European Central Bank ahead of its controversial referendum this weekend. Whilst headlines abound regarding the chances and impact of the nation exiting the eurozone, UNU-MERIT’s Howard Hudson asked senior researcher Dr. Thomas Ziesemer for insight on the situation.

Nigeria 2015 - What Next for Buharis Agenda

Nigeria 2015: What Next for Buhari’s Agenda?

It has been a month since the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. In an earlier post, UNU-MERIT PhD fellow Ayokunu Adedokun outlined a bold agenda for the president-elect — issues that he says are key to long-term peace, security and inclusive development in Nigeria. In this second post, he looks at energy and economic reforms.