With diverging political wills in the EU on the topic of migration and asylum, it is crucial to intensify the work towards a sustainable asylum system that guarantees protection for those in need. In this new study by Fores and the European Liberal Forum, author Bernd Parusel elaborates on the core problems with the Common European Asylum System of today and sets out ways to move forward.
Climate litigation is more often being admitted in court and this development is likely to continue. This means that governments and corporations could increasingly be held to their legislative and policy climate change commitments. It also means that a healthy climate is beginning to be seen as a part of human rights. In this publication, the author discusses four cases of climate litigation errands being brought to court.
Experience shows that investments in transport infrastructure often do not end up as planned. Costs are often underestimated and projects are delayed. One possible way to reduce the problems is to involve the private sector more. This can be done with Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and other forms of contracts for designing, building, financing and managing an asset.
This report explores how the international community and the European Union (EU) have dealt with the issue of climate-driven migration and why we have yet to find adequate measures to respond to the challenge
This report is a study of some of those who have stopped flying, in order to learn how they have handled the goal conflicts involved in their decision. The report moves beyond the simple dichotomy for and against flying and instead it focuses on what we can deduce in terms of policy implications from those who voluntarily choose to stop flying because of climate change.
Within mobility, China has become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, shared bicycles, high-speed trains and other important parts of the drive towards sustainability. In many of these areas, it is also the world’s largest producer, proving that a strong home market is great for business. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Chinese are not doing this for the climate.
At Fores, encouraged by our board, we have felt the need to clarify and quantify our results, striving to answer “How efficient are we?”, “How do we become more relevant?” and “Can we be more cost-effective?”, while at the same time jealously safeguarding the uniqueness of being a think tank. Thus we ask ourselves – what is a successful think thank and how do we measure our performances?
The concept of platforms has emerged in recent years as one of the most important concepts of the digital economy. Are genuinely new ways of running companies and organizing work and capital investments emerging? And what implications does this have on European innovation, incumbent market players and consumers?