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In a recent analysis, COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and its Implications, the World Economic Forum warns, “We should prepare for a COVID-like global cyber pandemic that will spread faster and further than a biological virus, with an equal or greater economic impact.”

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The 10 new factories awarded Lighthouse status, joining 44 others, have not only survived the disruptions of COVID-19, they’ve pivoted to scale up operations, make supply chains more sustainable, upskill the workforce and improve customer satisfaction - all by adopting technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Why workers are key to the sustainable, smart factories of the future

However smart our factories become, the human workforce will always be central to their success

A low-carbon growth path can stimulate the economy as well as mitigate climate risks. Renewable energy can revitalize the economy by creating “green” jobs, ensuring energy security and strengthening resilience.

How renewable energy can drive a post-COVID recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on lives, livelihoods and economies globally

"For all the talk about a European geopolitical strategy, exerting maximum political and economic pressure on Russia would be speaking the language of power that is actually in line with European liberal values."

EU to Russia: Stay Out of Belarus

The European Union and its member states should put maximum pressure on Russia to follow their example and not meddle with the internal affairs of Belarus. Let the Belarusians deal with their own situation

Under the 55% reduction scenarios, the Commission’s impact assessment estimates that wind and PV will account for around 48% of gross generation in 2030, i.e. 1,650TWh of the 3,500TWh.

Meeting the 2030 emissions targets: Mission possible?

Meeting the European Commission’s proposed climate target for 2030 will require a step change in emission reduction – nearly trebling the existing effort – and a considerable ramp-up in renewable energy production

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The new calculations, using UN Food and Agriculture Organisation data and other peer-reviewed scientific research, estimate that animals on European farms emit the equivalent of 502 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Europe

Animal farming in EU worse for climate than all cars

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from animal farming in the EU account for 17% of the EU’s total emissions and do more damage to the climate than all cars and vans put together

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“This is the most important announcement on global climate policy in at least the last five years,” Niklas Hohne, a partner at German-based New Climate Institute, one of the two organisations behind CAT, said.

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China’s carbon neutral pledge could curb global warming by 0.3°C, researchers say

Thursday, September 24, 2020

President Xi Jinping’s pledge that China will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 is the most significant climate policy move for years and, if achieved, could curb likely global warming by 0.2-0.3 Celsius this century

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"Arabs in the past have projected solutions as the need to address Palestinian rights while accepting Israel’s existence."

World

Israel and the Arab World: A Tectonic Shift

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The truly historic nature of the UAE-Israel deal is in the fine print

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"Joint action  at  EU  level  is  the  surest,  quickest  and  most  efficient  way  of achieving  these objectives. No Member State on its own has the capacity to secure the investment in developing and producing a sufficient number of vaccines."

Europe

Questions and Answers: Coronavirus and the EU Vaccines Strategy

Thursday, September 24, 2020

On 17 June, the European Commission presented a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19

Eight routes already under consideration include Paris-Brussels-Cologne-Berlin-Warsaw, Amsterdam-Cologne-Basel-Milan-Rome and Berlin-Frankfurt-Lyon-Montpellier-Barcelona, as well as services linking Scandinavia to the rest of Europe.

Europe

Rail boosted by EU transport chiefs as TEE 2.0 planned

Thursday, September 24, 2020

EU transport ministers pledged to give more attention to international rail freight and consider plans to relaunch the Trans-Europ Express network, during a meeting of minds on Monday (21 September)

"The most important thing is that we start discussions on the Pact on a solid basis that takes everyone’s concerns into account. The wounds of 2016 are still fresh and we need to start with everyone around the table."

Europe

Speech by Vice-President Schinas on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

Thursday, September 24, 2020

This is an important moment The Pact on Migration and Asylum we are presenting today has been a long time in the making

"Governments and firms will need to invest in a sustainable digital transformation not only to thrive, but to survive the 21st century."

Analyses

The dark side of digitalization – and how to fix it

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The digital economy has finally arrived. During the mid-1990s, technology enthusiasts predicted that the rapid spread of the internet and super-computing would generate new efficiencies, innovations and economies of scale

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The updated risk assessment shows that notification rates have increased steadily across the EU and the UK since August, and that the measures taken have not always been sufficient to reduce or control exposure.

Europe

The EU updated risk assessment

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Coronavirus: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s new risk assessment shows need to step up coronavirus response in the EU

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CEO and management: How effective was the framework that we created for the CEO and management team? Did we manage to maintain a healthy balance between challenge and support? What should we do differently in the future?

Business

A Checklist for Boards in the New Normal

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Covid-19 has spurred corporate boards to improvise new practices while keeping those that have served them well. Here’s a run-down

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“The EPP will have to make a choice and take a position over the scandals,” said Daniel Smilov, program director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia.

World

How the Citizens of Belarus and Bulgaria Are Held Hostage

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The European Union’s commitment to democratic values are close to shatters as Cyprus and the European People’s Party contribute to keeping autocratic or corrupt leaders in power

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Better access to foreign markets benefited exporting firms’ top executives disproportionately more than rank-and-file workers.

Analyses

How Trade Made the Richest 0.1% Even Richer

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Among the alleged ills of globalisation, few have dominated the headlines in the past decade as much as worsening inequality

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At the moment, the main aim is to develop intelligent charging stations for electric cars. “Our vision is that the charging station of the future will have this measurement technology integrated.”

Europe

Intelligent electricity through EU structural funds

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A major challenge in the spread of renewable energies is their unpredictability: supply and demand do not always match in time. To compensate for this, researchers in Bielefeld are working on artificial intelligence that distributes electricity differently, depending on the weather

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State of the Union: Von der Leyen’s europhile dreams

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

On September 16, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held her first ‘State of the Union’ before the European Parliament in Brussels

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Meeting the 2030 emissions targets: Mission possible?

Meeting the 2030 emissions targets: Mission possible?

Meeting the European Commission’s proposed climate target for 2030 will require a step change in emission reduction – nearly trebling the existing effort – and a considerable ramp-up in renewable energy production

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These top IT tips can help keep your workers secure

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