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The discussion on the EU’s next climate target is about to erupt and the EU’s modelling is in need of an urgent review.

Is the EU ready for the next big climate battle?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The EU needs more accurate modelling tools for its climate policies, as the current information is often not up-to-date and does not reflect the rapid development in green technologies

With over 40% of the world’s population affected by water scarcity conditions, the Water Conference could focus on developing countries severely impacted by water scarcity. And why not? Water scarcity is a massive issue in developing countries.

This is why we can’t dismiss water scarcity in the US

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The United Nations Water Conference will be held in New York in March this year and is the first UN meeting solely about water since 1977

The EU, in the meantime, was too concentrated on its own crises to respond—whether by the logic of geopolitics or the reform-driven progress logic of enlargement.

The EU Must Reconcile Geopolitics and Democracy

By: EBR | Thursday, February 9, 2023

To make enlargement work, the EU has to marry geopolitics to democracy

Davos’s problem is its global agenda; this is spread so thin that little emerges of practical value

Unloved it may be, but there’s a strong case for a ’Euro-Davos’

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Do we really need Davos? This year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum has triggered more heated arguments than ever

The artificial intelligence (AI) field has seen incredible growth in the last five years because it has provided new capabilities to mitigate uncertainty by leveraging data to rapidly respond to changing environments as quickly as new data comes in.

3 AI predictions for 2023 and beyond, according to an AI expert

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Companies seeking to harness AI must overcome key societal concerns

Although the mix of remote and in-person work can be challenging, hybrid has emerged as a legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s how companies should approach hybrid working in 2023

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Hybrid work is here to stay

For the moment, however, and with the partial exception of climate change, the main actors in Britain’s national drama are engaged in small, scrappy arguments, frightened of large ideas that rise to the challenges the UK faces.

Who Will Repair Broken Britain?

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Any serious analysis of the UK’s current condition starts with Brexit; and so will the argument that follows. But, as we shall see, Britain’s problems don’t end there—and, indeed, didn’t begin there

Creativity is often defined as the generation of ideas or insights that are novel and useful. That is, creative thoughts are original and unexpected, but also feasible and useful.

How to unlock your creativity – even if you see yourself as a conventional thinker

By: EBR | Thursday, January 26, 2023

Many people believe that creative thinking is difficult and a talent that only some people have, but it is actually a skill that can be strengthened

Companies can seize this moment to re-envision and contribute to a fairer and more inclusive society for all.

Why better reporting on racial and ethnic equity can improve diversity and inclusion outcomes

By: EBR | Monday, January 23, 2023

When it comes to racial and ethnic equity strategy within diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, one size does not fit all

Cross-border data flows are increasingly becoming an arena for friction between states and for frustration among businesses. Fragmented regulatory regimes are holding back what should be an even more transformative — and life-enhancing — digital revolution.

We must enhance cross-border data flows — here’s why

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The world economy is going digital at a head-spinning rate

"The metaverse is at an early stage in its development, and it’s important to recognize and incorporate foundational elements of inclusion, diversity and equity, such as broad representation and making experiences and opportunities relevant and valuable for all groups."

5 ways to shape an inclusive and equitable metaverse

By: EBR | Thursday, January 12, 2023

The metaverse has the potential to be a revolutionary, inclusive technology

While sustainability continues to be top of mind for leaders, the real emphasis now is on strengthening energy systems. Many are concerned that a de-emphasis on sustainability may threaten the momentum to net zero.

Making the future energy system secure means making it sustainable

By: EBR | Thursday, January 12, 2023

Energy security and sustainability are complementary to each other

The researchers found that 40 percent of the UK’s electricity was made up of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower last year, an increase of five percent from 2021, reported The Independent.

2022 was a record-breaking year for renewable energy in the UK

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 10, 2023

A record amount of energy from renewable sources was generated in the UK in 2022, according to new research

It is only when technology platforms and regulators approach this problem with an openness to communicate, a desire to truly collaborate and a feeling of true partnership that an optimal solution be reached, and the victims of online harm be protected.

Tech companies, the media and regulators must come together to prevent online harm

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 10, 2023

To protect internet users, particularly children, the media, tech companies and regulators must cooperate to develop an effective solution

Collaboration is also critical to address global issues like climate change, where bringing together technology like Microsoft’s cloud platforms and Azure blockchain capabilities has provided tamper-proof and hyper-accurate carbon tracking.

Competition vs collaboration: rethinking how businesses innovate and grow

By: EBR | Thursday, January 5, 2023

Almost half of the companies on the S&P’s stock exchange will be gone in the next 10 years

In the annual State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech last September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also announced “a new health preparedness and resilience mission for the whole of the European Union”, which will be backed up by a ‘Team Europe’ investment of €50 billion by 2027.

From mental health to medical devices: a lookahead into 2023

By: EBR | Thursday, January 5, 2023

Since the COVID pandemic, the European Commission has presented a steady stream of health files to answer the many health issues in the EU and globally, work that is expected to continue in 2023

Looking at the air travel carbon footprint of a sample of financial sector organisations, just 30 companies making a commitment to use 30% SAF could account for the first 1% of the 10% by 2030 objective, or even more.

How sustainable aviation fuels can tackle aviation’s carbon footprint

By: EBR | Thursday, January 5, 2023

Aviation remains one of the biggest drivers of the international economy

These problems are compounded by a scarcity of security experts, poor reporting habits and a lack of global agreements about how to regulate cyber threats.

Why we need global rules to crack down on cybercrime

By: EBR | Thursday, January 5, 2023

Cybercrime is high on the agenda of nation states, corporations and international organizations everywhere

Innovation has already led to advances in renewable aviation fuel, low global warming molecules and sustainable buildings.

3 innovations that will help achieve a technology-led transition

By: EBR | Monday, December 19, 2022

There is good news around if you look for it: businesses are rolling up their sleeves and leading the change in the energy revolution

The Digital Services Act harmonizes the process by which platforms are notified and must take subsequent action on illegal content. More concretely, once notified by trusted flaggers, platforms will have to remove illegal content ‘expeditiously’.

Here’s how the Digital Services Act changes content moderation

By: EBR | Thursday, December 15, 2022

Platform governance has been at the forefront of the tech and media world recently, given the rise in cyberbullying, hate speech and other harms online

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