Tag Archives: Environment

The Global Risks Report 2020

The World Economic Forum has recently published the Global Risk Report 2020. The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is published as critical risks are manifesting. The global economy is facing an increased risk of stagnation, climate change is striking harder and more rapidly than expected, and a fragmented cyber space …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. In this regard, the Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and …
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Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

This report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and published by the World Research Institute focuses on making the case for climate adaptation, providing specific insights and recommendations in key sectors: food security, the natural environment, water, cities and urban areas, infrastructure, disaster risk management, and finance. It is designed to inspire action among decision-makers, …
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019. The technologies on the list, which is curated by members of the Forum’s Expert Network, are selected against a number of criteria. In addition to promising major benefits to societies and economies, they must also be disruptive, attractive to investors and researchers, …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2019

The IESE Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) is an index that aims to evaluate cities in relation to the nine dimensions that we consider key: human capital, social cohesion, the economy, governance, the environment, mobility and transportation, urban planning, international outreach, and technology. It is an index of cities that is objective, comprehensive, wide-ranging and …
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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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