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"All modes of CO2 transport – pipeline, ship, barge, truck, train – and CO2 storage should be included in the revised TEN-E regulation."

Why CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is vital to reach climate neutrality

The large-scale deployment of cross-border CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is crucial for the EU to reach its 2050 climate target

"Unabated coal power generation must be quickly phased out in order to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement."

How world’s coal-power pipeline has shrunk by three-quarters

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

There is now a broad consensus that unabated coal power generation must be rapidly phased out if the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement are to be met

"Stable, open trade brings growth, scale, innovation and technology diffusion, which can be leveraged to accelerate decarbonisation and facilitate adaptation to climate change."

How can we deliver a climate-focused trade agenda?

By: EBR | Monday, September 20, 2021

Combatting climate change at the pace necessary to avert catastrophic impacts on the planet and societies requires significant shifts in both trade and production worldwide

Four UN agencies have compiled a first-of-its-kind Compendium of guidance on health and environment to help policymakers save millions of lives.

This is the WHO’s massive new list of ways to create a healthier, safer environment

By: EBR | Monday, September 20, 2021

Environment risk factors – from pollution and chemicals to a lack of clean water – cause almost a quarter of deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)

"Governments should be consistent in their climate ambitions and ensure sovereign wealth fund investments match national goals." - Gunther Thallinger, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and Chair of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

How will we fund the shift to a more sustainable future? 4 experts explain

By: EBR | Friday, September 17, 2021

Sustainable finance is the practice of taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into account when making investment decisions. Today investment funds that use ESG have more than $50 trillion in capital and are growing fast

"Steep increases in renewables will cut electric sector emissions, but the grid must undergo major changes for this to occur."

How AI is transforming, decarbonising and ’cleaning up’ the grid

By: EBR | Thursday, September 16, 2021

AI will transform the grid from an aging supplier of commodity electricity to an intelligent “system of systems” that produces optimised outcomes

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Cities have a major role to play in the race to reach net zero.

12 steps to decarbonise your city

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The majority of the built environment that will exist in 2050 already exists today

"The commodification and commercialization of ransomware and disinformation has made cybercrime increasingly possible in the era of digital everything."

To fight cybercrime, we need to understand its economics

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Economics is driving digitalization – both for businesses and for criminals

"Governments must support businesses as they constantly refresh hiring practices and open up digital roles to a wider and more diverse talent pool."

Bridging the digital divide to create the jobs of the future

By: EBR | Monday, September 13, 2021

Significant work is needed to help employers and employees bridge the digital divide to support future job requirements

"Researchers suggests that this shift reflects both the push of strict financial regulation and the pull of technological opportunity."

How financial innovation is changing

By: EBR | Monday, September 13, 2021

While several high-profile financial innovations, like blockchain and cryptocurrency, have attracted widespread attention, the broad landscape of financial invention — where innovation occurs, what it targets, and who is responsible for it — has not been studied systematically

“The EU’s trucking standards are not doing enough to safeguard the air we breathe, putting the health of Europe’s citizens at risk.”

A third of trucks surpass air pollution limits in real-world conditions, study finds

By: EBR | Friday, September 10, 2021

Almost one third of trucks driving on Spanish roads surpassed the EU’s legal emission limits for NO2, a harmful air pollutant, a study commissioned by the clean mobility NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has found

"The first step in reducing carbon emissions in shipping must be measuring them accurately and making that data publicly accessible."

How big data can help the shipping industry get to net zero

By: EBR | Friday, September 10, 2021

Of the 14 trillion dollars spent each year on transportation, over 90 percent goes on journeys by sea

"Capital markets will continue to evolve, and they must do so in an inclusive and collaborative manner in order to retain public trust."

6 issues that will define the future of capital markets

By: EBR | Thursday, September 9, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic and an unequal economic recovery, several interrelated forces are transforming the way global capital markets work

"Digitization of services is on the rise, with digital inclusion affecting access to healthcare, education and financial services."

Innovative debt financing could close the digital access gap. Here’s how

By: EBR | Thursday, September 9, 2021

Digital connectivity is oxygen for opportunity. The opportunities made possible to those who are connected are rapidly expanding as services across every sector are increasingly provided and consumed online

"Someone who is 80 years old today may have suffered from Polio, Measles, Varicella (Chicken Pox), and other diseases in her youth, although all are among the diseases that today are on the list of routine childhood vaccinations."

Vaccination Rejection in Historical Context

By: EBR | Thursday, September 9, 2021

Why do so many people still oppose vaccination for COVID?

"The world is expected to see a significant rise in the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme weather events."

Experts explain the effects of global weather disruptions on advanced economies

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects a significant rise in the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme weather events such as droughts, heatwaves and heavy rainfall (IPCC 2021)

"Vulnerability to cyberattacks is growing, as the number of devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s homes and everyday lives rapidly increases."

Internet of Things is missing horizontal cybersecurity standards

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A report released by trade association DigitalEurope on Wednesday (8 September) underlined the lack of baseline cybersecurity requirements

"Different countries have different ways of collating data, making it hard to forge international comparisons."

COP26: How can the world measure progress on the Paris Agreement?

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Climate change is a global problem that knows no national borders

"On the current trajectory, sustainable fuels will only supply a small percentage of aviation and shipping needs."

3 steps towards making aviation and marine fuel cleaner

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Favourable government policies are needed to increase production and adoption of sustainable fuels in both sectors

"The question is why do employees commit fraud? Is it just because of the personal benefit, because of the achievement of breaking the system, or overcoming the system?"

Fraud detection and prevention

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Detecting and preventing fraud is one of the biggest challenges of our times. There are so many different types of fraud as well as theft, that require consequently different methods of detection and prevention

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