MEPs hold ethically slippery side jobs — but they’re perfectly legal

Politico • 2023-03-08
Industry Influence

ARIA provided documentary evidence on MEPs’ second jobs and how they could raise risks of conflicts of interest and impact their legislative decision-making. The story fed into debates around reforming parliamentary transparency and integrity rules after the Qatargate scandal.

U.S. Universities Aren’t Getting Enough Funding to Tackle Agriculture’s Climate Impact

Time • 2023-01-31

ARIA analysed almost 22,000 research grants given to Land Grant Universities in the US and found only about 2% were for climate-related research. Corporate grants were even less climate-focused, with only 1% going towards climate related research. This is despite both the US government and agricultural lobby groups promoting technological progress as central to their plans for the sector to tackle climate change.