The construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) connecting Uganda's Tilenga oil fields to the Tanzanian coast has the potential to significantly boost the country's economy, but it also raises concerns about the environmental and social impact of the pipeline on local communities.

Along the path of Uganda’s EACOP oil pipeline project, farmers claim they were strong-armed into signing inadequate compensation agreements for their land, while oil companies tout economic progress and downplay allegations of misconduct. With development set to begin, the need to resolve these tensions is growing more urgent.

The Cattenom nuclear power plant

Russia’s war in Ukraine has disrupted the global nuclear energy market, with unpredictable implications for global energy security. While the decoupling from Russian sources of nuclear fuel and reactors makes perfect sense to some policymakers, disruptions of the status quo entail significant costs—and sometimes risks.

At the COP climate change conference, world leaders discussed the urgent need for action to address the crisis caused by fossil fuels, but progress was hindered by powerful industry lobbies that opposed the treaties aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The U.N.’s annual climate change conferences continue to play a key role in tackling the climate crisis. Not only do the COPs bring together stakeholders with an interest in reining in global warming, they also push the climate crisis to the very top of the world’s news agenda. The problem is, they are no longer fit for purpose.