Tag Archives: Environment

Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060

The OECD has just published the following report: “Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences“. This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic …
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A New Circular Vision for Electronics, Time for a Global Reboot

The World Economic Forum has just published the Report: “A New Circular Vision for Electronics, Time for a Global Reboot“, as part of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). Rapid innovation and lowering costs have dramatically increased access to electronic products and digital technology, with many benefits. This has led to an increase …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019

The 49th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (22—25 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) aims to foster dialogue that shapes a new framework for global cooperation. The programme, initiatives and  projects of the meeting are focused on the theme “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The Annual Meeting remains the …
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The Global Risks Report 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2019. The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the …
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Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet

This World Economic Forum report outlines how blockchain could disrupt the way the world manages environmental resources and help drive sustainable growth and value creation. It identifies more than 65 use-cases where blockchain can be applied to the world’s most-pressing environmental systems challenges, along with eight ‘game changers’ where the technology could fundamentally disrupt current …
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Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

The OECD has recently published the “Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.” The need to mainstream biodiversity into economic growth and development is being increasingly recognised and is now also firmly embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on experiences and insights from 16 predominantly megadiverse countries, this report examines how biodiversity is being mainstreamed in …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2018

The fifth edition of the Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) evaluates cities’ level of development in relation to nine key areas or dimensions: Economy, Human Capital, Social Cohesion, Environment, Governance, Urban Planning, International Outreach, Technology, and Mobility and Transportation. The CIMI 2018 edition includes 165 cities, including 74 capitals, representing more than 80 countries. To …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (23-26 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” More than …
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The Global Risks Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2018. The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs …
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The Global Risks Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2017. For over a decade the Global Risk Report has focused attention on the evolution of global risks and the deep interconnections between them. This year’s report examines the five greatest priorities facing the world in 2017, their interconnections and the actions necessary to …
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