IPCC REALITY CHECK REPORT

Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 9 August 2°21

Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.

EU SANCTIONS AGAINST BELARUS

  1. Prohibition to directly or indirectly sell, supply, transfer or export to anyone in Belarus equipment, technology or software intended primarily for use in the monitoring or interception of the internet and of telephone communications, and dual-use goods and technologies for military use and to specified persons, entities or bodies in Belarus.
  2. Trade in petroleum products, potassium chloride ('potash'), and goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products is restricted.

EVOLVING DEFINITIONS OF LOBBYING

DEFINITION OF LOBBYISTS IN EU MEMBER STATES

REVAMPING LOBBYING RULES

Source: OECD Report May 2021

BIGGEST TECH ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING DIGITAL COMPANIES

CHINA’S AMBITIONS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

SOUTH CHINA SEA HOT SPOT

In recent years, China has undertaken drastic efforts to dredge and reclaim thousands of square feet in the South China Sea. It has deployed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems on the Spratly Islands, and constructed military infrastructure on several artificial islands, such as runways, support buildings, loading piers, and communications facilities. China’s land development has profound security implications.

REFUGEE HOSTING COUNTRIES

COVID-19 PASSPORT, SAFE PASS, GREEN PASS, HEALTH PASS, CORONA PASS, COVID CHECK

Austria: Starting from August 15, only fully vaccinated persons, those who can prove they were infected recently with COVID-19, as well as those who can present negative COVID-19 test results, will be eligible to enter places like restaurants, hotels, events, etc. Face masks are required on public transport and in other public spaces.

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