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Why is the UK’s Green Homes Grant Scheme failing to deliver?

Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - what does this mean for the UK's Green Homes Grant Scheme?
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How will everyone benefit if WTO members sign the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the TRIPS COVID-19 waiver rejected by the WTO could ramp up global vaccine production.
post-Brexit economy

A post-Brexit economy: Where do we go next?

Institute of Economic Development Executive Director Nigel Wilcock and Director Paul Frainer discuss economic life in the UK after leaving the European Union.
climate change in south africa, labour

Climate change in South Africa could cost up to 20% of GDP

The impact of climate change in South Africa can be seen in economic productivity, healthcare outcomes and labour availability - but what could it cost the population in the future, if left unchecked? 
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Horizon Europe reveals five main missions for new funding

The new Horizon Europe programme will pick up where Horizon 2020 left off, with five main missions - cancer, climate change, marine environment, smart cities and food security.
finance world, Dirk Schoenmaker

How can the finance world transition into sustainable investment?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker discusses how the world of finance is just beginning to acknowledge to the idea of sustainability - here, he explores what the future could bring.
January 2021

Open Access Government January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Open Access Government discusses global government policy issues, such as COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, agriculture, environment and energy.
recovery, public sector

How data can unlock a Government-led pandemic recovery

Natalie Taylor, MD Public Sector at Foundry4, explores how UK Government can use data as a tool to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.
gig economy, economy

The post-COVID benefits of the gig economy

Here Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree, explores how the gig economy could be the answer to please both employees and businesses in a post-COVID world.
COVID-19 recovery, towns fund

Community businesses can increase employment in the COVID-19 recovery

Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive at Power to Change, discusses the power of community when it comes to an economic COVID-19 recovery.
prevent climate change, environmental

Are we fighting a losing battle to prevent climate change?

Our climate is global and the challenge of preventing catastrophic environmental damage will require the cooperation of all nations - but is it too late to prevent climate change?
COVID-19 vaccine, TRIPS agreement

TRIPS agreement: A waiver makes the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, says this time is different and the TRIPS Council knows it - the COVID-19 vaccine needs to be freely accessible to all countries.
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Upgrading government digital services is crucial to pandemic recovery

James Herbert, founder and CEO of new London-headquartered tech firm, Foundry4, discusses the importance of upgrading government digital services to support an economic recovery.

The US Election survey: Which candidate is better for the economy?

As the final Presidential debate happens, the US is fast approaching the final days of the campaign – we are running a US Election survey to find out who you think is better for the economy.
circular economy framework

A circular economy framework could aid financial recovery from COVID-19

A group of researchers led by WMG, University of Warwick believe that adopting a circular economy framework would help the world’s economy to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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FBI warning on election interference applies to public sector organisations

Pascal Geenens, director of threat intelligence for Radware, looks at the misinformation risks facing public sector organisations in 2020 - who is to blame?
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Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discuss transforming urban centres and local developments

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discusses the development of the urban centre in Swindon and Salisbury, as well as developments in Wiltshire Swindon and Wiltshire is an area of major economic significance; attracting substantial overseas and UK investment. Its pivotal location in central southern England offers direct links to London, Heathrow,...
Open Access Government October

Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.
virtual tourism covid

Is virtual tourism the new way to travel the world?

A new proposal for virtual tourism using livestreaming and mathematical techniques could help revitalise an industry that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
covid-19 business advantage

Could disruptions such as COVID-19 bring new opportunities for business?

A new study has highlighted how businesses can use disruptive, external changes, such as the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage.

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