708 results for ‘new energy ’ — page 26 of 59

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    Can India improve education for a billion young people?

    In harsh economic times, public attention is often focused on the short-term effects of cost-cutting, job losses and the drying up of investment. But such emphasis can obscure the bigger picture, leading to deeper damage to a country than the immediate effects of the crisis. The education sector… more
  • Social Entrepreneurs

    Five building blocks for the homes of the future

    How will we sustain 9 billion people in a resource-constrained world when everyone wants the good life? That large comfortable house filled with energy-guzzling gadgets, ideally a retreat from city life in a suburb, with a car parked outside. There just aren’t enough resources to go around – we… more
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    Lessons from the Amazon

    I was nine years old the first time I went on expedition, accompanying my grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau as he explored and filmed the Amazon. Each day his crew would take me on “child-approved adventures”. Since that trip, the Amazon is a place I hold very dear to my heart. With the… more
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    Reshaping the world economy through reform, opening up and cooperation

    As China celebrates its 35th year of participation in the Annual Meeting in Davos and looks ahead to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014 in China, here is a special message from Premier Li Keqiang on the state of the Chinese economy. The Chinese version is available here. A new year marks… more
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    What is ‘Big History’?

    Big History studies the history of everything, offering a way of making sense of our world and our role within it. It starts with the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago. All the best scientific evidence today suggests our universe appeared as an incredibly dense, fantastically hot pinpoint of… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    How old is the perfect entrepreneur?

    How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone. It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon Valley routinely, even systematically, has overlooked the old in search… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Davos briefing: Sustaining a world of 9 billion

    Sustainability demands more than “green” practices alone. The world population is growing by one person every 17 seconds and the United Nations says there will be 9.6 billion people in the world by 2050. So far, the gloomiest scenarios of resource depletion – such as the Club of Rome’s… more
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    The emerging world’s hidden vaccine heroes

    Vaccines work wonders. They prevent disease from striking, which is better than treating it after the fact. They are also relatively cheap and easy to deliver. Yet millions of children do not get them. This has always been stunning to me. When we started the Gates Foundation 15 years ago, we… more
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    It’s not what we do, it’s the way we do it

    We need to be careful when we’re asked to look up from our day-to-day issues to think strategically about the future and what we can do to improve it. It suggests that there is a big, game-changing idea out there that will make things better – if only we could think of it. But both our… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Davos 2014 – what is on and off the radar screen?

    One of the interesting aspects of attending and blogging about Davos each year is that I can look back and reflect on my impressions of previous years. For example, looking back at my Davos 2012 blog, I wrote: “The pervading theme this year is of extraordinary change and challenge: ‘we don’t… more
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    The reshaping of the world

    Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Seattle, Prague, Genoa, Melbourne. Over a decade ago, these cities were hosts to violent protests against a nebulous enemy: “globalization”. The protests were aimed at high-level meetings of the… more
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    Leadership lessons in a fragmented world

    The world needs coordinated governance to counter the many complex risks that stretch across national boundaries. Unfortunately, today’s increasingly fractured geopolitical environment threatens to undermine our ability to deal with these shocks and could impede progress in industries critical to… more