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Car makers are struggling to produce enough electric vehicles to meet demand.

Electric car supplies are running out. What does it mean for net-zero targets?

The road map to replacing old fashioned carbon emitting cars with electric vehicles is well developed – at least in theory

Multi-stakeholder partnerships are essential to make net-zero transport a reality across the supply chain.

Circular economy is key to accelerating net-zero transportation. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, May 16, 2022

As the penetration of electric vehicles increases so does the need for the infrastructure to support it

"Industries are creating and storing ever-vaster amounts of data".

How industrial data can help unleash productivity, innovation and sustainability

By: EBR | Monday, May 16, 2022

Industrial data is doubling roughly every two years. In 2021, industries created, captured, copied and consumed 74 zettabytes of data – by 2023 that is estimated to rise to 130 zettabytes

"Capital markets have a massive role to play in helping the world reach its net-zero goals".

Purpose and practice: how capital markets can create a sustainable future

By: EBR | Monday, May 16, 2022

There are lessons we must learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need for mutual trust, collaboration, and investments in societal resilience

Inflation is on the increase around the world, with food and energy prices hitting record highs.

Why is inflation so high and will it stay that way? An economist explains

By: EBR | Friday, May 13, 2022

Inflation is rising and the prospect of a cost of living crisis looms for many people across the world

“If we can catch disease early and delay it, at a minimum, we could have a lot more impact at a lot less cost.”

Why artificial intelligence is vital in the race to meet the SDGs

By: EBR | Thursday, May 12, 2022

Seven years have passed since world leaders met in New York and agreed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to resolve major challenges including poverty, hunger, inequality, climate change and health

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"Countries must find unique energy transition pathways and consider socio-economic priorities, existing energy systems, and established organizational systems".

Why justice must prevail as the world transitions to clean energy

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlighted that global CO2 emissions continue to rise at unprecedented levels, severely impacting humanity

Rising global temperatures as a result of climate change are causing water to evaporate faster.

Climate crisis is speeding the water cycle, satellite data reveals

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The climate crisis is making the water cycle spin faster and faster

Transportation is responsible for around 20% of global CO2 emissions.

Could electrofuels help power a greener future?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 10, 2022

With transportation producing around a fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions, the race is on to find ways of reducing these in order to meet net-zero targets

A new study analyzes potential drought-induced human migration around the world for the rest of the 21st century.

Droughts could increase migration by at least 200%, says new study

By: EBR | Monday, May 9, 2022

Human migration due to droughts will increase by at least 200% as we move through the 21st century, research indicates

The EU imported more than $100 billion of energy from Russia in 2021.

9 ways for Europeans to cut energy bills and help Ukraine

By: EBR | Thursday, May 5, 2022

Europeans are being urged to use less energy as a way to cut their bills and help Ukraine

"The behaviour of the global liberal economic system is proving to be ’inadequate’ and incapable of managing the systematic backwardness of the international supply chain".

Geopolitical disorder and the domestic value chain

By: EBR | Thursday, May 5, 2022

The war acts as a multiplier of negative developments as the two belligerent nations, Russia and Ukraine, have a large share of global exports of wheat, seed oil, fertilizer, fuel, etc

A new study of 135 countries estimates that 4% of global annual economic output could be lost by 2050 because of climate change.

How hard could climate change hit the global economy, and where would suffer most?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard, a new study of 135 countries has estimated

"To create fundamental societal change to mitigate the climate crisis, we need cross-sector collaboration and collective commitment. But lack of trust in modern society is increasingly hindering this type of approach".

How ports can be transformed into energy hubs of the future

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today’s economic and societal landscape seems to be increasingly characterized by a lack of trust and a tendency towards risk-aversion

"The UN and Guterres personally are currently under fire for playing a limited role in conflict settlement".

The worst job in the world

By: EBR | Friday, April 29, 2022

The job of the UN secretary-general is supposed to be the ultimate achievement for a senior diplomat with a flawless reputation and outstanding international career

Global health inequity is widening due to the pandemic, migration and climate change.

Why ESG must include health equity

By: EBR | Friday, April 29, 2022

The convergence of three major issues could make long-standing health inequities even more severe

UCL’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research has conducted one of the largest-ever assessments of insect biodiversity change, sampling 750,000 insects.

What is the link between climate change and insect biodiversity loss?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 28, 2022

Insects are critical to the future of our planet. They help to keep pest species under control and break down dead material to release nutrients into the soil

The dissimilar backgrounds of diverse team members often result in clashes unless care is taken to create a psychologically safe environment.

Psychological Safety Unlocks the Potential of Diverse Teams

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A pervasive idea surrounds diverse teams: They are assumed to perform much better than less diverse teams, thanks to the breadth of perspectives and ideas they generate

Too many people have an either naive or fatalist view of these terms, which have become so misunderstood that we should perhaps even discard them.

Stop Labelling Negotiations as Win-Win or Win-Lose

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Negotiators often describe their negotiations as win-win or win-lose

Data shows how US attitudes on whether to prioritize the environment or the economy has changed over time.

Is the environment or economy a bigger priority? A view from the US

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The battle in the minds of people in the U.S. between prioritizing the environment (even at the risk of curbing economic growth) or the economy (even if the environment suffers), has been a bit of a rollercoaster over the last few decades

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