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Beatrice Tridimas

Digital Producer

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Beatrice Tridimas is a digital producer and journalist at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in London. Bea covers climate change, the impact of technology on society and inclusive economies.

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Beneath the sky-scraping smokestacks rising over the Welsh town of Port Talbot, a battle is raging over the future of jobs in Britain's largest remaining steelworks as it moves to cut losses and slash planet-heating emissions.

One of the key drivers of this dispute between trade unions and India's Tata Steel, which runs the steelworks, is the question of how best to future-proof jobs as fossil fuel-dependent industries move to decarbonise.

May 30, 2024

European Union countries have unanimously agreed to leave the Energy Charter Treaty, an international agreement protecting energy investments, over concerns it undermines efforts to fight climate change.

The 1998 Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) has allowed firms and investors to sue governments on the grounds that their profits could be hurt by policies aimed at cutting planet-heating emissions from burning fossil fuels.

May 01, 2024

Millions of voters do not know they must show ID to take part in Thursday's local elections in England and Wales under rules that were rolled out last year, according to the Best for Britain campaign group.

Voters must bring a passport or another valid photo ID to cast a ballot, under regulations introduced by the Conservative government to prevent voter fraud. Previously, Britons only had to give a name and address.

April 19, 2024

The EU is revamping its migration system, hoping to appease an ascendant far right by tightening border controls in the bloc and paying poorer nations to intercept immigrants before they ever reach its shores.

Its 'Fortress Europe' tactic is drawing fire from left and right - sparking fears of migrant abuse as well as criticism of the European Union for failing to stem the rising number of illegal sea crossings.

April 17, 2024

This summer, up to 15,000 athletes will descend on Paris in search of sporting glory but the organisers of the 2024 Games have added a fresh ambition to the Olympic motto of "faster, higher, stronger" - they want to be greener too. 

As global sporting bodies face increased scrutiny over their environmental impact, the Paris organisers have vowed to halve the carbon footprint of this summer's Games compared to previous years - they say the event, which begins on July 26, will be "historic for the climate".

March 07, 2024

Across Europe, governments are introducing new rules, doling out stricter punishments and ramping up surveillance in response to a rise in climate demonstrations and direct action protests, such as blocking roads or throwing paint at artworks.

The clampdown could have a chilling effect on the ability of climate activists to protest and could constitute a threat to democracy, according to rights experts, the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

February 27, 2024

When a migrant rescue non-profit asked Nicolas Zemke if he could design an app to pinpoint ships in distress in the Mediterranean, the German web developer headed to a hackers' convention to look for like-minded volunteers.

He found help among the hordes of tech hobbyists huddled over their laptops at the Chaos Computer Club's annual gathering in the northern city of Hamburg - a mecca for hackers and activists intent on using their coding skills for social good.

February 01, 2024

With a fan base of 3.5 billion – nearly half the global population – football is the world's most popular sport and its carbon footprint is huge.

With emissions created by energy use in stadiums, travel by fans and teams, broadcasting, the multibillion-dollar market for kits and other merchandise and even matchday meals, the beautiful game takes a not-so-beautiful toll on the planet's climate.

January 29, 2024

Nearly 300 million people around the world will need humanitarian aid in 2024, according to the United Nations, but after a record shortfall in donations last year, aid workers are bracing for the funding crisis to continue.

Only a little more than one-third of the $57 billion required to provide aid was funded last year, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said in its annual assessment of global humanitarian needs.

November 22, 2023

It will take nearly 30 years to close the gender pay gap between men and women in Britain, according to a new report from women's equality charity the Fawcett Society.

British men earn on average 574 pounds ($715) more than women per month, a pay gap of 10.7% that will not close until 2051 if progress continues at the current pace, the report said.