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EU to create new contract with Pfizer for 1.8 billion doses

Yesterday (14 April) EU President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Commission would create a third contract with Pfizer, for 1.8 billion doses between 2021 to 2023.
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April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s efforts toward increasing the use of hydrogen energy.
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Can we stop young people falling into criminal gangs?

Marco Fiorentino, director of justice & enforcement at Northgate Public Services explores a digital approach to protect young people from crime.
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Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
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EU Right to Repair: Industrial manufacturers need to be held accountable

Augustin Celier, co-founder, Uptime, discusses why industrial manufacturers need to be held equally accountable for fair, open and transparent offerings as the recent EU Right to Repair laws have demanded from our consumer electronics.
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Illegal mining in Amazon releases mercury into Indigenous lands

The illegal mining of the Amazon rainforest continues through the COVID pandemic, with Indigenous communities experiencing the double-hit of mercury poisoning and "imminent violence".
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Citizen experience: Frictionless operations to improve people’s lives 

When rethinking service transformation, the focus should be on reshaping - Christopher Sly, AVP, Digital Transformation, HGS UK, explains why knowing the limitations to emerging tech reshapes a far greater value story.
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Over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses sent from UK to Australia

Today (8 April) it was revealed that over 700,000 AstraZeneca doses manufactured in the UK are being sent to Australia - with a confirmed 300,000 vaccines in Sydney at the end of February.
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Healthy under-30s should take alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca

The UK's medical authorities cleared continued use of AstraZeneca, but say that 18-29 year olds should take an alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca if possible.
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Moderna COVID vaccine rollout begins in UK

The Moderna COVID vaccine will initially be given to patients in Wales - which brings the UK up to three approved vaccines.
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UK cancer research sector could lose 20% of funding after Horizon Europe

The Institute of Cancer Research found that UK cancer research sector could lose up to 20% of their funding, after UKRI replaces Horizon Europe.
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Data shows 49% of Black British adults want COVID vaccine

ONS data from January shows that only 49% of Black British adults would take the COVID vaccine - the UK Government acknowledges that others are wary about the intention of "some institutions and authorities".
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Simulating future climate change to support policy making with respect to climate adaptation

We spoke with Professor Colin Jones, project coordinator of CRESCENDO, about the project’s work in predicting global climate change over the coming century.
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New Zealand creates paid miscarriage leave of three days

The historic legislation will give mothers and parents three days of paid miscarriage leave, which will also apply to those dealing with a stillbirth.
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De-risking transformation to deliver resilient government services

Mark Gibbison, Global Head of Public Sector at Unit4, explores how the focus on People Experience delivers more of what matters: helping citizens and communities thrive.
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H2Haul: Paving the road for a carbon-neutral Europe

Is hydrogen the answer to decarbonise the heavy-duty transport sector? Amy Allsop, Project Assistant and Sabrine Skiker, EU Policy Manager for H2Haul explore this.
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AstraZeneca vaccines made for UK could be kept for EU use only

EU leaders today (25 March) decided not to create an export ban for AstraZeneca vaccines made for the UK - but the feud between AstraZeneca and the bloc remains close to the surface of future discussions.
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How scientific networks bring cutting-edge science upfront

When it comes to developing functional ideas for climate, scientific networks are crucial for bringing cutting-edge science upfront.
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European Commission launches process on dataflows to UK

Logan Finucan, Access Partnership, explains how the European Commission has launched the process towards the adoption of two adequacy decisions for personal dataflows to the UK.
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Shaping the knowledge triangle to build back better and deliver net zero

Raimund Bleischwitz from University College London, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL BSEER), discusses systems thinking for net zero carbon and a circular economy.

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