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"Vulnerability to cyberattacks is growing, as the number of devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s homes and everyday lives rapidly increases."

Internet of Things is missing horizontal cybersecurity standards

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A report released by trade association DigitalEurope on Wednesday (8 September) underlined the lack of baseline cybersecurity requirements

"Different countries have different ways of collating data, making it hard to forge international comparisons."

COP26: How can the world measure progress on the Paris Agreement?

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Climate change is a global problem that knows no national borders

"On the current trajectory, sustainable fuels will only supply a small percentage of aviation and shipping needs."

3 steps towards making aviation and marine fuel cleaner

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Favourable government policies are needed to increase production and adoption of sustainable fuels in both sectors

"The question is why do employees commit fraud? Is it just because of the personal benefit, because of the achievement of breaking the system, or overcoming the system?"

Fraud detection and prevention

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Detecting and preventing fraud is one of the biggest challenges of our times. There are so many different types of fraud as well as theft, that require consequently different methods of detection and prevention

"Humans have been increasingly reliant on smartphones, tablets and computers over the past 20 years, a trend accelerated by the pandemic."

No, technology doesn’t make us less intelligent

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Digital technology is ubiquitous. We have been increasingly reliant on smartphones, tablets and computers over the past 20 years, and this trend has been accelerating due to the pandemic

"We should concentrate our efforts into better integrating machine learning with human operators."

The term AI overpromises. Let’s make machine learning work better for humans instead

By: EBR | Friday, September 3, 2021

One of the popular memes in literature, movies and tech journalism is that man’s creation will rise and destroy it

"New report analyses and ranks 140 countries by their digital competitiveness over the last three years."

These countries rank highest for digital competitiveness

By: EBR | Thursday, September 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that digital technologies determine not only whether or not countries thrive, but also how well they are able to navigate trying times

"The U.S. Department of Energy has predicted that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050."

3 emerging technologies that will give renewable energy a boost

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically

"Corporate demand for clean electricity has the potential to drive investment in renewable energy and accelerate the global energy transformation."

This powerful tool will help corporates make the switch to 100% renewables

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Companies in the commercial and industrial sector account for around two-thirds of the world’s demand for electricity

"Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) solutions can improve the lives of citizens’ around the world by enabling digital inclusion."

How to bring digital inclusion to the people who need it most

By: EBR | Monday, August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) is fundamental to well-functioning economies and citizens’ well-being

"Multiple socio-ecological crises challenge our societies to reconfigure patterns of resource consumption."

Sustainable living space in a world of limits: a need for dialogue

By: EBR | Friday, August 27, 2021

Challenges to ecological and social sustainability require us to integrate limits to resource consumption into all areas, including residential space

The pandemic has shown us how digital health can provide expanded access to both healthcare and healthcare advice.

How can we reduce the environmental impact of digital healthcare?

By: EBR | Thursday, August 26, 2021

The pandemic has shown us the extraordinary potential of digital health to fight global health inequalities by providing expanded access to healthcare: as well as by better informing our responses to health crises

The future of the oil and gas industry depends on its ability to manage its carbon footprint.

How the oil and gas industry can take a lifecycle approach to reducing emissions

By: EBR | Thursday, August 26, 2021

Various forces are reshaping the future of industries and the oil and gas industry is no different

"In 2021, nearly 60 million Americans will use VR, and 93.3 million will use AR at least once a month."

The knotty problem of applying real-world laws to VR and AR

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving fast – and our legal systems are unprepared

"A new survey of professionals across the UK energy sector highlights the need for skilled people to power new technology."

Why we need to talk about the skills needed for net zero

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 24, 2021

When we look out to 2050 and the transformation of the global energy system required to avert the climate crisis, we’re often confronted with what appear to be adversarial choices

"Without adequate preventative strategies the energy industry is vulnerable to future threats."

A robust cybersecurity culture is critical to the energy industry’s resilience

By: EBR | Monday, August 23, 2021

The scale and impact of cyber attacks is rising exponentially due to an expanding network of digital platforms

"These changes relate to progress on net-zero commitments, biodiversity, sustainable transportation, and social justice and equality."

4 sustainability tipping points to watch ahead of COP26

By: EBR | Friday, August 6, 2021

The concept of “tipping points” is commonly used to describe the threat of systemic risks. It is about systems moving into a new state and represents change at a critical point that will qualitatively alter the future fate of a complex system

"Large establishments have a tendency to invest in digital technologies, whereas smaller establishments are less likely to due to financial or logistical barriers."

How has COVID-19 affected business investments in digital technology?

By: EBR | Friday, August 6, 2021

The pandemic has forced firms to adapt their work processes to the infection dynamics and the public health measures to contain it

"By 2050, 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in a city."

How to make our cities greener, healthier, wilder and fairer

By: EBR | Friday, August 6, 2021

The global challenges of the climate crisis, alarming biodiversity loss and the COVID-19 pandemic are striking reminders of how vulnerable life on earth is

"Decarbonization and circular economy transition pathways will change long-term market assumptions and financial return expectations."

Valuing natural capital is key to the future of investment. Here’s why

By: EBR | Thursday, August 5, 2021

As the aphorism goes, the best way to predict the future is to create it. That is exactly what investment does – it allocates money now in the expectation of benefits in the future

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