Support Taiwan’s inclusion in the post-COVID-19 global public health network

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have more than 40 million cases and more than one million deaths around the world. The virus has had an enormous impact on global politics, employment, economics, trade and financial systems, and significantly impacted the global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), writes Dr….

Recover Better Together – Taiwan can help

In 2020, the world has been hit by an unprecedented public health crisis, with the effects of COVID-19 being felt across every aspect of people’s lives, writes Jaushieh Joseph Wu. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations—the mission statement that stands at the very heart…

Investment and Taxation Policies Needed to Promote SDGs

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires more than political commitment, says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).  Increased investment, especially by the private sector, is needed to address current economic, social and environmental challenges. The Committee therefore advises the EU and its Member States to adjust their investment and tax policies to enhance…

Lousada Wins Award

Lousada was announced is the winner of the 2019 Transformative Action Award at a ceremony held at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels.  Its initiative ‘Integrated education for sustainability’ was selected by a jury of experts for its potential to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of its community. The European…

Protecting our Fish Stocks

In the first major vote of the new European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries, its 28 members today (12 November) decided to reopen the floodgates of overfishing in Europe. By 20 votes against 6 (and 2 abstentions), they confirmed the catastrophic position adopted by the former Parliament in April 2019. Among other things, this position reintroduced…