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Smartphones are used to access digital healthcare.

Digital healthcare can be a catalyst for greater health equity

The pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital healthcare solutions

"COVID-19 has been less lethal, despite emerging in a new era of globalization".

Facing the Possibility of a Long Pandemic

By: EBR | Thursday, January 20, 2022

While scientists cannot predict how Covid-19 will end, the virus has transformed life as we know it and will continue to do so for decades to come

The system of wealth production, despite the crisis of 2008 and the pandemic twelve years later, is unrestrained.

From the pandemic to ... post-capitalism

By: Athanase Papandropoulos | Thursday, January 20, 2022

The global health crisis is rapidly bringing to the fore new economic rules and new conditions of social development

The supply chain crisis has impacted global trade, but particularly developing countries distant from production hubs.

Here’s how we can resolve the global supply chain crisis

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Our livelihoods – food, jobs, energy – depend on functioning and resilient global supply chains

Projects such as CERN, ITER, the international fusion project in France, the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in Australia and South Africa, and the International Space Station advance scientific understanding with the potential for solving existential threats to humanity.

How investing in big science benefits industrial innovation

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Big science projects increase knowledge about phenomena that are fundamentally important for humankind

A new toolkit for C-suite execs on how to responsibly adopt artificial intelligence.

AI: A World of New Opportunity and Risk

By: EBR | Monday, January 17, 2022

This isn’t a new story – a novel technology disrupts society, bringing with it many benefits but also major risks and costs

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The industrial sector accounts for 30% of emissions and roughly 37% of global energy consumption.

To decarbonize heavy industry, we must focus on industrial clusters

By: EBR | Monday, January 17, 2022

There are reasons to hope for progress on the climate crisis. The transportation and electricity generation sectors are decarbonizing at an accelerating rate, and companies and governments are prioritizing net-zero-carbon goals

"International and non-governmental organizations have invested significant funds in information and communication technologies, to improve crisis management".

Why the humanitarian sector needs to make cybersecurity a priority

By: EBR | Monday, January 17, 2022

In the not-too-distant past, international organizations (IOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on humanitarian initiatives largely depended on landlines and fax machines to communicate and convey data back to their regional hubs or headquarters

Not leaving the gate open for internal combustion engines (ICEs) after 2035 would put half a million jobs at risk, claims CLEPA, a lobby group representing businesses which supply parts for combustion engines.

‘Don’t Look Up’: The engine-makers’ answer to the climate crisis

By: EBR | Friday, January 14, 2022

Netflix’s new comedy film Don’t Look Up may be a heightened parody of the climate crisis, but scenes from the film recall the latest lobbying campaign to keep fossil fuel engines on our roads

The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives.

We’re failing at the ethics of AI. Here’s how we make real impact

By: EBR | Friday, January 14, 2022

The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of AI initiatives. Technologies that would’ve taken place over five years have taken place over six months

A study by environmental group Transport and Environment (T&E) said that the proposals exclude ships below 5,000 GT (gross tonnage), which include small offshore supply ships that service the oil and gas industries. Fishing and military vessels would also be exempt.

EU shipping plan leaves millions of tonnes of CO2 unregulated: study

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

European Commission proposals to bring shipping into the bloc’s carbon market contain exclusions for small commercial and military vessels that would leave millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions unregulated

Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate marginalized communities.

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

Long before COVID-19 came to dominate our lexicon and our lives, the United States’ growth model was showing signs of strain

Experience alone cannot help people develop their careers, writes business professor Todd Maurer.

Why some people grow from setbacks and others don’t

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Experiences shape lives… difficult experiences shape people. We all face challenging circumstances in professional careers from time to time. But how is it that some people take away valuable lessons and new insights that strengthen and improve them while others don’t?

2.5 billion people – around 86% of people living in urban areas worldwide – are exposed to unhealthy particulate matter levels. This resulted in 1.8 million excess deaths in cities globally in 2019.

1.8 million deaths are linked to air pollution worldwide, reports find

By: EBR | Friday, January 7, 2022

Some 1.8 million excess deaths and nearly two million asthma cases have been attributed to air pollution in 2019 worldwide

The researchers found that 92 percent of 165 countries studied are expected to experience extremely hot annual temperatures, defined as a once-in-one-hundred-year hot year in the pre-industrial era, every two years.

Most countries may see annual heat extremes every second year: study

By: EBR | Friday, January 7, 2022

Almost every country on Earth could experience extremely hot years every other year by 2030

There is currently no possibility of the world reaching the 30% target for marine protected areas (MPAs) with existing policies.

How to prevent mass extinction in the ocean using AI, robots and 3D printers

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Saving the ocean will require a firm commitment from maritime countries that deploys a mix of several approaches

Despite the harsh personal threats which two of the three – both journalists – face, they dare to call for a brighter and saner future.

Countering Authoritarianism: The Very Essence of Freedom

By: EBR | Monday, January 3, 2022

Looking ahead to 2022, three Nobel Prize winner have one uniting message for all of us: All around the world, we must fight much harder for freedom

Sustainable agricultural practices can reduce GHG emissions, while making the soil healthier and farmland more fertile and productive.

How farming innovations can feed the world and protect the planet

By: EBR | Monday, January 3, 2022

Approximately 40% of the global population cannot afford a healthy diet

Organisations looking to move to circular solutions must understand this and pay proper attention to the details and potential barriers to implementing these strategies.

The Devil Is in the Details When Assessing Circular Solutions

By: EBR | Monday, January 3, 2022

Identifying the right blend of circular economy strategies is vital for economic and environmental returns

Job creation is important, but we also need to make sure the jobs are high-quality.

Why do green investments create more jobs? Experts explain

By: EBR | Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dollar-for-dollar, clean energy and other green investments generally create more jobs in the near term than unsustainable investments, according to a new analysis of studies

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