Sir j.k chande
A new Chatham House report, The European External Action Service: Roadmap for Success, sets out ten key policy recommendations that would ensure that the EAS is the most effective possible instrument for its task. Brian Crowe, author of the report and a former adviser to Javier Solana, argues that, although success will depend, above all, on the political will of member states to agree and deliver common policies, the arrangements to formulate the policies, manage the decision-making process and then implement the policies are also crucial to success.
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G8 ABLE TO MEET EMISSIONS TARGETS WITH CURRENT TECHNOLOGIESThe G8 countries can largely meet their short-term and long-term emissions targets by establishing a deal to improve global energy efficiency at July’s G8 summit in Japan. A new paper, The International Climate Change Agenda: Opportunities for the G8, argues that reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved now by using current technologies and best practices - particularly in heavy energy-consuming sectors.
JAPAN'S AID TO AFRICA HAVING LIMITED IMPACT
Japan's presidency of the G8 coincides with the fourth five-yearly Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). In March the African Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo noted that TICAD's limited effectiveness on the ground reflects, in part, Japan's own approach to the continent - strong in terms of social development, but limited in economic development. A new paper, TICAD: Something Old, Something New, says that Japan's approach to African development has been influenced by its sluggish economy and political instability.