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"Reframing social and global problems could yield viable solutions to major issues such as climate change and gender inequality."

To solve big issues like climate change, we need to reframe our problems

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

Imagine you own an office building and your tenants are complaining that the elevator is way too slow. What do you do?

"As institutions and nations invest in pandemic preparedness, the key will be to bring different disciplines together."

Why disciplines must work together to prepare for future pandemics

By: EBR | Friday, July 16, 2021

How can we prepare for the unknown? The truth is no-one expected a coronavirus pandemic: we were all waiting for influenza

"After setting climate targets, countries and companies will need to quantify, reduce and monitor their emissions."

How technology can bridge the gap between climate talk and action

By: EBR | Monday, July 12, 2021

As society pressures leaders for a more environmentally-friendly agenda, governments responsible for 63% of world emissions have committed to net zero with corporate net-zero commitments covering 12% of the global economy

"Effective road pricing policies can drive significant, positive impact in cities by reducing congestion, climate emissions and local air pollutants."

How ’road pricing’ can support the EU’s Green Deal

By: EBR | Friday, July 9, 2021

In April, EU policy makers reached a provisional agreement for an EU climate law to achieve a climate-neutral EU by 2050 with a collective net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990

The greatest threat to the survival of law firms isn’t technological, but psychological.

Marked for Disruption, Deep in Denial: Law Firms at a Crossroads

By: EBR | Thursday, July 8, 2021

Two words – Amazon Law – encapsulate the beginning of a disruption which will have consequences not only on a single industry but also at a societal level

Digital culture is characterized by the way an organization uses digital tools and insights to create positive impact across a business.

9 ways to foster a people-centric digital culture

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

When the pandemic hit there was no playbook for “black swan events” all happening at the same time: COVID-19, economic, social injustice and geopolitical polarization

Mitigating inequality requires a mix of bottom-up and top-down changes that address the underlying social and economic systems.

How can the world address inequality? 7 experts explain

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities within and across countries

Cyber-threats are increasing with the transformation of digital life in the wake of the pandemic.

3 principles to reinforce digital trust in supply chains

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cybercriminal organizations are exploiting vulnerabilities in digital supply chains to perpetrate large and disastrous cyber-attacks

"Decarbonisation and evolving demand call for industry players to consider and, in some cases, reinvent their business models and future portfolio strategies."

What new strategic imperatives in the oil and gas sector mean for the energy transition

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Businesses, industries and countries increasingly find themselves in recovery mode after the multifaceted disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

"Humans and AI can either specialise to perform different tasks or not, either in sequence or in parallel. Specialisation seems the way to go when there is a clear advantage for one type of intelligence at some portions of a task."

How Should Humans Collaborate With AI?

By: EBR | Monday, July 5, 2021

When bringing algorithms and employees together, businesses should respect rather than ignore human preferences

"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

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