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Economic Comment

France: A Second Term for Macron

Macron has won a second term as president of France. His first term was quite successful from an economic point of view and he is likely to push on with his reform agenda. The degree to which he is able to do so, is dependent on the outcome of the legislative elections in June.

Economic Comment

Carbon farming: Four actions the EU can take to make it happen

The EU wants to incentivize farmers to adopt carbon farming practices. Recently, the EU Commission summarized the challenges and actions needed to increase carbon removal. We outline four important ways the EU can enable carbon farming.

Economic Comment

An Introduction to the Sustainability Reporting Landscape

Sustainability reporting is becoming more important, but the different goals, frameworks and regulations create confusion. This introduction to sustainability reporting outlines the important points that companies should pay attention to.

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COVID-19 Economic Dashboard

Hard economic data usually comes available at quite some lag. To gauge the economic impact of COVID-19 we look at more timely economic indicators that are readily available. Data on traffic jams, international flights, and restaurant bookings are released sooner and more frequently. This helps us to better monitor the economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Economic Comment

Wat zijn bioplastics? (Dutch)

Verschillende soorten bioplastic kunnen fossiel plastic vervangen. De hoge prijs en gebrekkige consumentenkennis over dit ‘nieuwe’ plastic vormen nog een drempel.

Economic Comment

COP26, What Can We Expect?

To “keep the 1.5°C target alive” within COP26, we need more stringent targets for 2030, not only for 2050. Progress could come from new methane emissions targets and through advancements in discussions on Paris Agreement Rulebook and climate finance.

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Gasprijzen gaan door het dak: wat betekent dat voor Nederland? (Dutch)

De aardgasprijzen zijn in een paar maanden tijd met ruim 200 procent gestegen in Europa en met 150 procent in Azië. Als de gasprijzen op het huidige hoge niveau blijven, kunnen we een aanzienlijke stijging van de inflatie verwachten. Wat is de economische impact van de hoge gasprijzen en wat betekent dit voor ons land en de energietransitie?

Economic Comment

China: Rising tensions

The rising tensions between China, the EU, US, UK and Canada could have wide implications, from hurting the chances of ratifying the recent EU China investment deal to effects on the global supply of cotton.