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issue of antimicrobial resistance, economics of climate change

How can economics tackle the issue of antimicrobial resistance?

Applying the economics of climate change to antimicrobial resistance could help to avert the 10 million deaths that are predicted to occur by 2050 if urgent action isn’t taken.
Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics (MACIE)

Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics (MACIE)

The Marburg Centre for Institutional Economics aims to communicate research in Institutional Economics to a broad audience.

Health in Europe: A matter of good economics

AG details the priorities and intentions of the new European Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis… Born in 1951, Vytenis Andriukaitis holds degrees in medicine and history and started his political career just after high school. He is one of the authors of the Lithuanian Constitution of 1992 and a signatory to...
economic research

Enabling and promoting economic research in Switzerland

The aims of the Society of Economics and Statistics in Switzerland are discussed here, which includes enabling and promoting economic research and encouraging the work of young economists.
future of portugal

Science and higher education for the future of Portugal

Here, we speak to Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, about how science and higher education in Portugal are helping to turn the country into a knowledge hub for future generations, amongst other things.
power of universities

Climate Emergency, solutions and the power of universities

Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz from UCL The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources (BSEER) tells us about a new socio-political movement, which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against a potential climate breakdown and ecological collapse, and the transformational power of universities.
medication management

Medication management in diabetes

PillTime Ltd highlights the importance of medication management for diabetes as it remains a significant burden on the NHS.
marine ecosystems and resources

Conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have a mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, as this article reveals, with a special focus on their work to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
Energy future, Developing Countries

The energy future of developing countries: Technological “leapfrogging”

José Goldemberg, Professor Emeritus, University of São Paulo, explains all we need to know about technological “leapfrogging”, a strategy to face global warming and the energy future of developing countries.
unanticipated tax change

Taxation and consumption: The reaction of consumers to an unanticipated tax change

Bernd Hayo, Professor at the University of Marburg discusses the reaction of consumers to an unanticipated tax change.
Electric vehicles (EVs)

Electric vehicles (EVs) set to dominate market

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on track to dominate global sales of passenger cars and buses by 2040, and to encroach significantly on the market for vans and short-distance trucking, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF).
staff crisis

GP numbers fall as pension complexities add to looming NHS staff crisis

New research carried out by the Nuffield Trust highlights the growing staff crisis in the NHS with the first sustained fall in GP numbers in half a century.
workplace perks

What are the top workplace perks to keep employees happy?

Liberty Games have surveyed office workers across the country to discover what factors or workplace perks would decrease their stress and increase their happiness.
global conservationists, conservation movement

Global conservationists have “core aims” but fight over solution

Research reveals rifts within the global conservation movement, on economic approaches to protected areas, which makes the achievement of conservation goals difficult.
pig farming

Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
flexJET project

flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
type 2 diabetes remission

Weighing up the costs of Type 2 diabetes remission in the UK

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Research at Diabetes UK weighs up the costs of Type 2 diabetes remission.
embracing renewables, fighting climate change

Fighting climate change and embracing renewables

Fighting climate change is no longer an expensive hobby for the rich. Rather, embracing renewables will make everybody richer, says the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt.
2019 Spring Statement, period poverty, knife crime, STEM, STEM research funding

2019 Spring Statement: Period poverty, knife crime and STEM

In the 2019 Spring Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed current subjects such as period poverty alongside general poverty, knife crime, and priorities within STEM research funding.
polder project, coastal regions of bangladesh

Polder project: Coastal zone of Bangladesh

Professor Robert Aiken discusses work on food networks in this report, specifically the Polder project.

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