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Feb 18, 2018

China’s great leap forward in science — By Philip Ball | The Guardian

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, governance, government, science

“These days, Chinese scientists stand at least as good a chance of making a global impact on science from within China itself.”

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Feb 3, 2018

Renewables Overtake Coal in Supplying European Electricity | UNFCCC

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental, governance

“A new analysis by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende shows that the European Union generated more electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass than coal in 2017, with renewables accounting for over 30% of Europe’s electricity for the first time.”

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Jan 29, 2018

African countries have taken the first major step towards cheaper continental flights — By Yomi Kazeem | Quartz

Posted by in categories: drones, governance, innovation, transportation

“Yesterday (Jan. 28), 23 African countries launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU). ”

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Jan 26, 2018

European Electricity Industry Pledges to Deliver on Paris Agreement | UNFCCC

Posted by in categories: business, energy, environmental, governance

EURELETRIC, the association representing the interests of the electricity industry in Europe, has said the region’s power companies intend to be both part of a competitive European economy and reliably powered by clean, carbon-neutral energy.”

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Jan 23, 2018

World Bank plans ‘Scaling Solar and Storage’ program — By Tom Kenning | PV Tech

Posted by in categories: governance, solar power

“The new Scaling Solar and Storage (SSS) program, which has yet to be formerly announced and is expected to be rolled out over the next couple of years, would work on utility-scale tenders that pair solar PV with battery storage technology.”

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Jan 22, 2018

A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer | The Economist

Posted by in categories: economics, governance

“To clarify, “open borders” means that people are free to move to find work. It does not mean “no borders” or “the abolition of the nation-state”. On the contrary, the reason why migration is so attractive is that some countries are well-run and others, abysmally so.”

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Jan 22, 2018

Open borders: the long-term perks and pitfalls | The Economist

Posted by in categories: economics, governance

“Open borders could see global GDP rocket, but free movement around the world could have its downsides. We imagine a borderless world”

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Jan 2, 2018

Circular Economy — Circularity in the City: Opportunities and Challenges | Smart City Expo World Congress

Posted by in categories: business, economics, governance, innovation

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Dec 23, 2017

World Inequality Report 2018 | WID.World

Posted by in category: governance

“The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner.”

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Dec 4, 2017

Companies with strong ESG credentials make better investments — By Aliya Ram | Financial Times

Posted by in categories: environmental, finance, governance

“ “What we can say now is that the impact [of ESG issues] on risk, volatility and valuation is clearly statistically significant.” ”

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