The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Bonn, Germany, over the next two weeks. Given how prevalent climate change is in the news today, greater attention is being paid to this year’s COP and the United States’ involvement. Julio Valeriano, an associate director in APCO’s Washington global solutions practice, previewed COP23 and shared three things to know.
Analyzing the Situation in Catalonia
On October 27th, Catalonia declared independence from Spain. Alexia Faus, a project assistant in APCO’s London office and a Catalan native, outlined three things to know in the wake of the declaration. She also shared her personal perspective on what this will mean in the future for Catalonia and Spain.
Nicholas Whyte, senior director, global solutions in APCO’s Brussels office, also joined CGTN to discuss the declaration of independence and its implications moving forward.
Decrypting Tax & Budget Legislation
Last week, the GOP released its highly-anticipated tax plan. Dan Scandling, a senior director in APCO’s Washington-based public affairs practice, shared three things to know about the bill and what the road ahead may look like.
The U.S. House of Representatives also passed the Senate’s budget proposal. Dan Scandling summarized the newly-passed budget and what it means for lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Highlighting the Africa Global Business Forum
Last week, Dubai played host to the 2017 Africa Global Business Forum, a two-day summit to explore new business opportunities between the Gulf countries and Africa. Middle East experts Nic Labuschagne, senior director, and Aurelien Raspiengeas, associate director, shared highlights and key takeaways from the forum.