Digital Cultural Diversity “Digital technologies have revolutionised every aspect of our lives, and culture is no exception. Technology has a huge potential to make culture accessible to all, by democratising both consumption and involvement in cultural creation. However, technology depends on equipment and infrastructure, which does not necessarily facilitate the diversity of content available and discoverable online. Other factors, such as language, skills or geographical location can also make it harder to discover online cultural content reflecting cultural diversity.”
Study on ‘Solar Fuels Research & Invest: Defining and developing the global solar fuel value chain: techno-economic analysis and pathways for sustainable pathways for sustainable implementation’: “This European Commission funded study provides a techno-economic analysis of global solar fuel value chains and pathways for sustainable implementation.”
Advanced technologies for industry: AT (Advanced Technologies) watch : technology focus on blockchain. “As part of a series of analytical reports on advanced technologies’ trends, this report focuses on Blockchain as one of the key technologies that are currently bringing about impactful changes in Europe’s banking and finance sectors, as well as in other European industries.”
Westminster & the UK Government
European Football Proposal The recent announcement of a European Super League was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 19th April.
Net Zero and the future of Green Finance. The Treasury Committee’s report covers the government’s target and progress towards eradicating its net contribution to greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as part of the Committee’s Decarbonisation and Green Finance Inquiry.
Workless households and educational attainment statutory indicators, 2021. “This report contains data on children in workless households and children’s educational attainment.”
Scottish Parliament & Government
Health inequality and COVID-19 in Scotland “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in Scotland but the impact has not been spread evenly across society. This briefing outlines how different groups have been affected by direct and indirect health harms of the pandemic, and how existing health inequalities have been exacerbated.”
Drug Deaths and Harms: “… a debate on motion S5M-24396, in the name of Angela Constance, on a national mission to reduce drug deaths and harms.”
Recorded Crime in Scotland March 2021. “Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for March 2021.”
Employment in the UK: April 2021: Estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for the UK.
Homeworking hours, rewards and opportunities in the UK: 2011 to 2020. “Working from home in the UK between 2011 and 2020, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Looking at indicators of productivity and work success such as pay, hours worked, bonuses, promotions and more, with industry, region and demographic breakdowns. Part of the Economic review: April 2021.”
Early indicators of UK population size and age structure: 2020 A preliminary indication of the age and sex structure of the UK population for mid-year 2020, and a range of scenario-based values for end of year 2020.
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