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The tunnel vision behind measuring regional economic success in Europe

The EU Regional Competitiveness Index provides a tool for comparing development across different European regions, but overlooks how such regional competitiveness is achieved, and the long-term implications. Pieter Vanhuysse and Maarten Wensink argue that we need more sustainable and holistic models of economic success. The latest edition of the influential EU Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI 2.0) is out. Across a long list of dimensions, it … Continue reading The tunnel vision behind measuring regional economic success in Europe

Energy Policy After Brexit

How has policy changed since Brexit? A recent report from UK in a Changing Europe brings together experts in their respective fields to investigate how policy and policymaking have changed in a range of sectors. As part of the report, ‘Doing things differently? Policy after Brexit’, Jim Watson and Paul Drummond from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources were asked to consider how changes to energy policy compare to what was promised before Brexit, and to discuss what further changes lie ahead. Their chapter is republished with permission from UK in a Changing Europe.  Continue reading Energy Policy After Brexit

COPs: Location, location, location

Monserrat Madariaga Gómez De Cuenca draws attention to the often-overlooked significance of the location of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) in the development of both national and international climate change law and governance. Monserrat is on the organising committee for the Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference, a major conference hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and Environment, bringing together key thinkers to reflect on the connections and tensions between the rule of law and climate change. Continue reading COPs: Location, location, location