How will the Warsaw reprivatisation scandal affect Polish politics?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Polish politics this summer was dominated by a scandal involving irregularities in the return of Warsaw properties confiscated under communist rule. The so-called reprivatisation scandal is the most serious in the capital’s recent history and, given that the Warsaw mayor is a leading figure in the country’s main opposition party, has … Continue reading How will the Warsaw reprivatisation scandal affect Polish politics?

Climate Change: an inconvenient idea

by Jack Layton I love climate change. More specifically, I love climate change as an idea. It is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. Not the fact that we’ve accidentally interrupted our planet’s biological and atmospheric systems, more that we were able to discover it.   Climate is inherently complex, standing in for average atmospheric conditions over long periods of time. Climate change takes … Continue reading Climate Change: an inconvenient idea

October’s Priori: The Environment and Climate Change

by the Editor, Kestell Duxbury Welcome to October’s The Priori. We have had a busy month here at The Priori. There has been a lot of changes! I now edit more than just this magazine. I am now working on the editorial team of Alain Charles Publishing, where we edit Elite Living Africa, African Technical Review, Oil Review Middle East and Far East Agriculture, as well … Continue reading October’s Priori: The Environment and Climate Change

The dirty politics of a clean environment

by Angela Muñoz Aroca Environment has become a hot topic to be present in every national politics. Consumers are becoming more environment friendly and want to know that the companies they trust behave responsibly. Not solely the civil society and environmental organisations are exerting pressure, but also governments have understood that growing without responsibility will only be the cause of long term poor living and more … Continue reading The dirty politics of a clean environment

The Labour that is ‘left’ out

image by Center for American Progress, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Baris Celik Are Blair’s consecutive electoral victories positive developments? Did Labour prefer to stay in opposition rather than being in the reign as ‘New Labour’? Whatever the answer is, there may be things that Labour can inherit from Blair’s political journey. It’s not Corbyn’s recent electoral victory that prompted me to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading The Labour that is ‘left’ out

Investment shows a positive shift towards renewable energy

image (of Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA) by Sandra Baqirjazid, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by The Editor | Kestell Duxbury On Wednesday 14th September 2016, I attended my first energy conference for my new role with Alain Charles Publishing, reporting on behalf of Oil Review Africa and Oil Review Middle East. You can see my report here. In a first ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy … Continue reading Investment shows a positive shift towards renewable energy

Jack’s movie review: Captain Fantastic

by Jack Layton Captain Fantastic opens with Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his six children leading a life of intellectual and physical freedom in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. We soon learn that the Mother has committed suicide whilst in hospital, and the family then decides to re-enter conventional society, meet with the in-laws, and come to terms with the Mother’s death. The central conflict … Continue reading Jack’s movie review: Captain Fantastic

Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s constitutional tribunal crisis escalated last month when the European Commission initiated the next stage of its rule of law procedure calling upon the country’s government to take action or face possible sanctions. But while the crisis is forcing the ruling party to expend political capital defending its position, it does … Continue reading Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

by Arturo Mendoza Nowadays, in order to properly understand policy cycles, we need to assess the plurality of actors that shape and implement public policies. The actions and omissions of multiple stakeholders -including national governments, local authorities, indigenous communities, civil society organisations, among many other actors- could determine the success, or failure, of policies and social programmes. We’ve passed the point –or this is what … Continue reading Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

Editorial: September 2016

by the Editor, Kestell Duxbury Image by ChrisO – WikiMedia Commons So, August has been eventful! I have been, as an editor, extremely busy for a number of reasons. If you have tuned into The Priori Podcast, you would know that I am starting a new job, working for a publishers in London. I must thank all The Priori viewers for their support as The Priori … Continue reading Editorial: September 2016