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Land degradation is accelerating a sixth mass species extinction and is costing more than 10% of world annual GDP, according to the United Nations.

COP15: new frameworks to reverse biodiversity loss and deforestation

COP15 has created opportunities for new frameworks to reverse biodiversity loss and deforestation

Agreeing on how to phase out the use of coal is a complex business for negotiators at any time, but especially now with high energy prices.

How replacing coal with renewable energy could pay for itself

By: EBR | Friday, June 24, 2022

The world may gain an estimated $78 trillion over coming decades by making this energy transition

The trade finance gap has reached $1.7 trillion and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are disproportionately affected.

How investing in trade finance can be profitable and help SMEs thrive

By: EBR | Thursday, June 23, 2022

Trade constitutes the backbone of every economy and 80-90% of global trade requires financing

The current energy crisis is focused on supply and overlooks the critical role demand-side actions can play in adding value to the energy system.

4 ways to unlock value from demand measures for flexible and resilient energy systems

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Led by the World Economic Forum, Accenture and Challenging Ideas we hosted a top-level roundtable with representation from the private sector, government and academia to highlight the importance of demand actions and its value to the system

Regulators with an eye on the future are harnessing the power of Regulatory Technology (RegTech).

What is RegTech and what does it mean for policymakers?

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Amidst the world’s current structural uncertainty, efficiency, clear accountability and effective collaboration in our regulatory systems have never been more critical

"Smart technology has limited impact without smarter regulatory frameworks and enforceable laws. Despite earnest promises to green up the supply chains, there are few incentives to track raw materials; why bother when these are seen as replaceable".

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Agriculture has come a long way in the twenty-first century. From precision irrigation systems to face recognition in livestock to deploying drones for improved crop yield, emerging technologies are reinventing farm country

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«Greek-owned shipping retains its leading role in the industry, currently accounting for 21% of global fleet and 59% of European fleet. In particular, it controls 32% of the global tanker fleet, 25% of bulk cargo vessels and 22% of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet.»

A beacon of Stability in a period of crises

By: EBR | Monday, June 20, 2022

The international shipping event of Poseidonia 2022 is the ideal environment to highlight the crucial, multi-level and irreplaceable role of the shipping industry in the global economy

«While shipping is still navigating uncharted waters, it has to maintain its ability to meet the needs of international trade, hoping that the weaknesses and shortcomings mentioned will be resolved within the current deadlines. »

Green shipping and digital technology

By: EBR | Monday, June 20, 2022

Compliance by Greek and world shipping to the new requirements set by the decarbonization effort, in combination with the leaps of progress made by digital technology

Emerging markets need $1 trillion a year to transition to net-zero.

How local banking can help champion decarbonization in emerging markets

By: EBR | Monday, June 20, 2022

A transition to a low-carbon energy future is crucial for limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5°C and avoiding the catastrophic impacts of climate change

“Investors in the fund will reduce global warming, without giving up returns.”

Too Many ESG Funds Mislead Investors

By: EBR | Monday, June 20, 2022

Regulators are cracking down on ESG funds that pretend to want to save the planet without actually investing in green stocks – an all-too-common practice known as greenwashing

Virtual health and care can help drive better access and inclusion for people worldwide.

6 ways countries are driving health equity and access with virtual solutions

By: EBR | Friday, June 17, 2022

Equity must be at the centre of national policies to ensure digital healthcare doesn’t exacerbate existing inequality

Retailers can often need to choose between the costly privilege of supply chain independence, or heavy dependence on retail giants.

Hyper-networked supply chains: how a collaborative way of working can benefit retailers

By: EBR | Thursday, June 16, 2022

A new co-operative supply chain model may point the way to a hyper-networked supply chain future, and a third way for retailers stuck between the costly privilege of supply chain independence and heavy dependence on the retail behemoths

Above all, our global society needs to treat the energy transition with the urgency it demands. Climate change is imminent, but circularity can put us on a better path. The time to act is now.

Building Momentum in the Energy Transition: Key Insights from Davos and Beyond

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 15, 2022

If the nascent energy transformation is to take off, business and government must work together to promote circular systems

«Splitting the electricity market into two parts eliminates this negative result (pay twice for the same electricity), dilutes the impact of high-cost fossil-based electricity and delivers the benefits of low cost zero-carbon electricity to citizens. »

Why the EU needs to split its electricity market

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The current price difference between renewable energies and fossil fuels is stark and weighs heavily on electricity prices across Europe

Emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) account for over 95% of the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.

3 actions to accelerate emerging market climate transition

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) are critical to global climate efforts

Do good intentions always lead to good outcomes? Experience shows that the lack of coordinated response can lead to future humanitarian and sustainability challenges.

Making Humanitarian Operations More Sustainable

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Humanitarian operations take place in challenging contexts. When a minute can make a difference between life and death, stakeholders from international donors to local communities are hard pressed to make decisions quickly, often with poor information and constrained budgets

Decisions on the best sites for electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities are complicated, as they have to account for travel flow and user demand, as well as the needs of power grids.

What’s the best place to put EV charging stations?

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A new computational model can help determine the optimal places for locating electric vehicle charging facilities

Research shows development opportunities lead to higher employee retention and engagement levels: lack of career growth and development was the top reason selected at the time of employee exit.

Care about staff retention? Then change your mindset - here’s how

By: EBR | Thursday, June 9, 2022

If the pandemic has delivered any silver linings, surely one of these is the opportunity for people to bring their whole selves to work

More than 3 billion people depend on marine resources for their livelihoods.

How to build an equitable ocean economy

By: EBR | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sustainability and equity are two sides of the same coin

Between 31,000 and 42,000 tonnes of microplastics are spread via fertilisers on European farmland soils each year, a new study estimates.

Plastic pollution: European farmland could be largest global reservoir of microplastics

By: EBR | Thursday, June 9, 2022

Plastic particles smaller than 5mm (known as microplastics) are well-documented pollutants in ocean and freshwater habitats

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