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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

"Manufacturers can collaborate and share insights with like-minded peers who share similar challenges in reaching net zero".

Working together to reach net zero: How to transform manufacturing and value chains

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 8, 2022

A stark picture of the future of our planet was painted when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its Sixth Assessment Report

«Member states are thus reluctant to contribute efforts to strengthen EU defense policy. They are nonetheless eager for NATO to take the wheel for EU’s defense. Judging by Sweden and Finland’s bid for NATO membership, Europe is serious about defense, just not via the EU.»

Is EU Serious About Defense?

By: EBR | Monday, June 6, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine has created a new sense of urgency for Europe to invest in defense. While NATO remains the main collective defense organization, the EU should build capabilities to complement its efforts

"It is projected that 13.1 million Americans will relocate because of sea-level rise alone by 2100".

As climate fears mount, people choose to relocate

By: EBR | Thursday, June 2, 2022

As climate change effects such as heat waves, wildfires, floods and droughts, continue to worsen, increasing numbers of Americans are considering relocating to less vulnerable parts of the country

Recent surges in food and fuel costs are hurting households everywhere.

Here’s why countries must cooperate on carbon prices

By: EBR | Thursday, June 2, 2022

Countries should cooperate to introduce an international carbon price floor (ICPF) to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, the IMF says

Conventional row-crop agriculture continues to dominate across the world, causing severe pollution and environmental degradation.

Reality check: How’s the transition to regenerative agriculture going?

By: EBR | Thursday, June 2, 2022

Regenerative agriculture is all the rage for large food companies. Their sustainability teams love telling me about ambitious goals of transforming hundreds of thousands of acres to regenerative stewardship and storing significant amounts of carbon in the soil

"Better planning, monitoring and funding schemes are needed to address pollution".

Pollution is the ‘largest existential threat’ to humans, killing 9 million each year

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Pollution is currently responsible for at least 9 million premature deaths a year worldwide, accounting for one in six deaths, according to a new report

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