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"Biden is saying, he is doing everything he can to stop the war in Ukraine, but if he does not succeed in that in the coming months -and it seems very likely- Russian President Putin and not the President of the US will determine how much a gallon of gasoline costs at the pump in the US."

US Midterm elections: only three months to go

Until recently, Joe Biden struggled with the image of the weak leader who had to endure the doom and gloom of the world without coming to grips with it

76% of adults now have a bank or mobile account, according to the latest World Bank report.

4 things to know about financial inclusion around the world right now

Financial inclusion is so important that it features in 8 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Fearing Russia may completely halt gas flows, EU countries agreed on Tuesday (26 July) to curb their gas use by 15% over winter, to fill storage and free up fuel to share around in a supply crisis.

Analysis: EU gas solidarity complicated by lack of fuel sharing deals

The European Union clinched a deal this week to cope with a gas supply crisis, but to make it work member states need to establish bilateral pacts to share gas and, right now, most have no such agreement in place

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how many businesses work, with employees wanting more flexibility and a better work-life balance.

The post-pandemic workplace: experts explain how people and businesses can thrive

In this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies large and small are slowly returning to business as usual

"The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) always extends welcome to international friends supporting Taiwan’s values of freedom and democracy."

Taiwan Solemnly Protests CCP Military Aggression and Sabotage of Peace Across the Taiwan Strait

Taipei Representative Office in Greece expresses strong protest and solemn condemnation in response to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) using the US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan as a pretext

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually associated with getting us to the future faster, but it can also be a powerful tool in uncovering the past.

Analyses

6 ways AI is helping us learn more about our past - and future

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to aid research across disciplines

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Public planning for reduced consumption and compulsory allocation is intended to signal resolve and deter Russia from attempting a siege in the first place.

Europe

EU prepares public opinion for winter gas siege

Thursday, July 28, 2022

European Union policymakers have started to prepare the public for siege conditions this winter if gas supplies from Russia are completely cut, an effort to demonstrate diplomatic resolve as well as avoid panic later in the year

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There will be no net-zero future if industries don’t decarbonise.

Analyses

Five steps to get industries on track for net zero

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Net-zero emissions by 2050 cannot be achieved without radically accelerating the decarbonization of heavy industries

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The G7 – the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Britain – said last month they would consider setting a price cap on Russian crude to curb the oil revenue that Moscow uses to finance its invasion of Ukraine.

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G7 aim to have price cap on Russian oil in place before 5 December

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Group of Seven richest economies aim to have a price-capping mechanism on Russian oil exports in place by 5 December, when European Union sanctions banning seaborne imports of Russian crude come into force

What we are yet to see is a global response bringing together these diverse technologies across entire value chains and at the scale required, despite abundant evidence that the world is seriously lagging behind the kind of progress vital for delivering a net-zero future within the required timeframe.

Analyses

How investing in green industrial value chains can accelerate the race to net-zero

Thursday, July 28, 2022

To achieve net-zero targets, the speed and scale of industrial decarbonization needs to accelerate

"Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat".

Business

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Effective cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility that demands teamwork and an unwavering commitment to internal and external collaboration

"The tight US labour market is making workers feel more confident in making demands of their employers about remote working".

Business

Employers are giving workers the work from home days they want

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

More than two years after the start of the covid-19 pandemic, US workers are closer than ever to getting the remote-work arrangements they want

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As shipping as a whole attempts to decarbonize, could this be an indicator of the industry’s future?

Analyses

From electric ferries to wind-powered boats: here’s how the shipping industry can decarbonize

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

A ferry described as the world’s fastest electric passenger vessel is being trialled in Sweden

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"Climate economist William Nordhaus observed that the problem with getting all countries to cut their emissions faster is that, from a short-term economic standpoint, nations are effectively incentivised to ‘free ride’ on the efforts of others rather than moving first".

Europe

Net zero vision can deliver missing climate momentum for Europe

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

While climate action is stalling among political leaders, the world faces the disastrous consequences of non-intervention

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"If any German going on holiday this year was not yet in need of a break, they probably will be when they finally arrive at their destination. Travelling is no easy feat this summer, as chaos besets airports throughout Europe".

Europe

Of Porsches and private jets

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

As Germans scramble to reach holiday destinations, struggling with overcrowded trains and cancelled flights, top politicians have been taking private jets, conspiring with luxury carmakers, and puzzling over the emissions of the government vehicle fleet

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UK infrastructure has typically been designed to retain heat during the winter, but it must become effective at keeping the heat out in the summer. As things stand, roughly 20% of existing UK infrastructure is at risk of overheating – and this threat is projected to rise as average temperatures climb.

Analyses

Climate change: Can water, rail and electricity systems cope with rising temperatures?

Monday, July 25, 2022

As global temperatures continue to rise, UK infrastructure is under threat when dealing with temperatures it is unequipped to manage

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Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) can help SMEs reduce waste, optimize operations and monitor processes more effectively.

Analyses

IoT can help small and medium businesses implement sustainability measures. Here’s how

Monday, July 25, 2022

84% of current IoT deployments are “addressing or have the potential to address” the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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US Midterm elections: only three months to go

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Until recently, Joe Biden struggled with the image of the weak leader who had to endure the doom and gloom of the world without coming to grips with it

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Digital Economy and Society Index 2022: overall progress but digital skills, SMEs and 5G networks lag behind

Digital Economy and Society Index 2022: overall progress but digital skills, SMEs and 5G networks lag behind

European Commission published the results of the 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital

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The post-pandemic workplace: experts explain how people and businesses can thrive

The post-pandemic workplace: experts explain how people and businesses can thrive

In this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies large and small are slowly returning to business as usual

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