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"Urgent areas of concern, including child exploitation, highlight fundamental deficiencies in the current digital media ecosystem."

Why we need a global framework to regulate harm online

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The pandemic highlighted the importance of online safety, as many aspects of our lives, including work, education, and entertainment became fully virtual

"Transport is a key sector in need of big changes, comprising 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 24% of carbon emissions."

5 ways green transport puts us on track for an equitable, sustainable recovery

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The global coronavirus pandemic brought a wave of public and private initiatives to help societies adapt and recover, from economic stabilization and safety measures to new business models and shifts in consumption

“The world’s energy and climate future increasingly hinges on whether emerging and developing economies are able to successfully transition to cleaner energy systems, calling for a step change in global efforts to mobilise and channel the massive surge in investment that is required.”

5 ways to boost clean energy investment in developing economies

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 29, 2021

For emerging and developing economies to meet their energy development and net-zero climate goals, tens of trillions of dollars in investment will be required

"For every dollar governments invested in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism in 2019, the economic rate of return was at least six times the original investment."

4 ways nature tourism can help drive a green COVID-19 recovery

By: EBR | Monday, June 28, 2021

Most countries have yet to make much progress on greening their COVID-19 stimulus packages - but World Bank researchers say investing in eco-tourism and nature conservation could play a pivotal role in turning stuttering economies around

"Drones are being used in different “bubbles” across the state to deliver medical goods."

How drones in cities can help distribute medical supplies

By: EBR | Monday, June 28, 2021

Over the past few years, the world has witnessed various successful applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in terms of delivering goods to remote areas, thus giving communities vital access to medical supplies

"Methane, the biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide (CO2), is the main component of natural gas and over 80 times more potent than CO2 in its first 20 years in the air."

Gas infrastructure across Europe leaking planet-warming methane: report

By: EBR | Friday, June 25, 2021

The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing out of natural gas infrastructure across the European Union because of leaks and venting

"A new study has shown that alternative fuels to the kerosene that aeroplanes often burn could help reduce the impact of aviation on global warming."

Aviation accounts for 2.4% of emissions. Could a different type of fuel help?

By: EBR | Thursday, June 24, 2021

While aviation accounts for 2.4% of all emissions from fossil fuel use globally, two-thirds of the sector’s warming effect depends on something other than its CO2 emissions

"Emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases can be challenging and very costly to remove."

Why CO2 removal is not equal and opposite to reducing emissions

By: EBR | Thursday, June 24, 2021

In recent years, countries, companies and institutions around the world have set “net-zero” emissions targets as part of efforts to tackle climate change

"The drive to decarbonize this sector is a challenge – but it also presents an enormous opportunity."

5 ways to unlock a zero-carbon future for heavy industry

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Heavy industry accounts for around 30% of global emissions

"Nuclear power plants in the United States generate about 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste (or “spent fuel”) per year."

Nuclear waste recycling is a critical avenue of energy innovation

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste

"The new mobility network systems will change the model, which is "consumption areas depending on driving time" in the Shopping Mall industry, as consumers seek to integrate many aspects of the new systems into their daily lives."

The macro and micro trends impact on the operation of Shopping Mall Industry

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Even though the digitization of society has long since begun, its micro- trends have been dramatically affected by the impact of Covid-19

"There is a widening gap in energy spending between developed and developing economies."

Why clean energy transitions must be for the many, not the few

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

All the evidence points in one direction: countries around the world must urgently accelerate their transitions to clean energy

The distribution of urban greenery must be equally spread out to avoid inequalities similar to that of gentrification.

How cities can make urban forests accessible

By: EBR | Thursday, June 17, 2021

Many people have developed stronger relationships with urban nature during the pandemic

"As more people – especially women – face new forms of digital harm and abuse, we need new forms of redress for victims."

Digital harm is on the rise

By: EBR | Friday, June 11, 2021

Here’s how we can give victims a pathway to justice

"Governments and business must work together in what could be a second ’Bretton Woods’ moment for the world."

Rebuilding after COVID: The challenge is digital

By: EBR | Friday, June 11, 2021

It is no understatement to say that the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are causing disruption

"The Verified Carbon Standard can unlock the power of carbon credits to halt deforestation."

How to save the world’s forests with carbon credits

By: EBR | Friday, June 4, 2021

A decade ago, a stretch of land in Kenya became the foundation for a new source of finance with the potential to save the world’s forests: carbon credits

“While there are expectations that a robust economic recovery will occur in the second half of 2021 with the roll-out of vaccination against COVID-19, the global economy is still facing high levels of uncertainty and there is a risk that the recovery will be uneven,” according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) analysis.

7 chief economists on how to solve the pandemic’s labour market paradox

By: EBR | Thursday, June 3, 2021

Are we on the verge of the “Roaring Twenties” ­– or will continued unemployment and economic hardship stall the post-pandemic party for the foreseeable future?

"Greater alignment is needed between employers and educators, to equip students with skills for the new economy."

6 ways to ensure a fair and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 2, 2021

While China has bounced back strongly and economic activity in the United States is approaching pre-pandemic levels, the economic recovery from COVID-19 is anything but consistent at a global level

"Unable to act on novel ideas themselves, executives at an innovation outpost may feel like hunting dogs because their role is to bark, but someone else must pull the trigger."

Why Do Innovation Outposts Fail?

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The steps multinationals can take to create a brokerage environment that fosters innovation

"In the 2000s, the idea of recycling gained traction and, in 2008, the EU approved recycling targets of 50% for 2020 whilst continuing to push for incineration."

Will the circular economy fly us to the moon?

By: EBR | Monday, May 31, 2021

Increased recycling has come at the expense of greener activities like reuse. The European Union now needs to adopt a multidimensional approach to tackle Europe’s waste problem and move towards circularity

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