727 results for ‘new energy ’ — page 26 of 61

  • Forum

    Shaping the future of Central Asia

    Our world is being redrawn at bewildering speed. A whole range of forces are continuing to shake up the established order, creating new challenges and opportunities. Our collective future depends on how successfully we harness them to deliver prosperity and peace. In Kazakhstan, we have… more
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    Why Davos matters

    Davos is an easy target. Cocktail parties. Private jets. Bono sightings. A gathering of “elites” to talk about business and politics. As someone who’s spent the last 30-odd years doing humanitarian work in some of the world’s toughest places, arriving in Davos can indeed shock the… more
  • Social Entrepreneurs

    Why migrants are our cities’ untapped potential

    Which two cities in the world do you most associate with immigration? And which two cities would you say are the most powerful in the world? Usually, whichever of these questions I ask people, the answers are the same: New York and London. It shows that most of us recognize, however unconsciously… more
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    What is the future of manufacturing?

    Rafael Reif, President of MIT, is guest editor of the Forum:Blog today. He has selected the three posts below, and in this article reflects on what this week at Davos tells us about the future of innovation. Jane Chen: The key to tech breakthroughs? Love Wolfgang Ketterle interview: The truth… more
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    How to pay for sustainable development?

    A plan without a budget is just a hallucination. My colleague Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children International, cited this line in today’s televised Davos debate on the global agenda to end extreme poverty by 2030. A similar message was conveyed earlier in the day by… more
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    Interview: The overlooked risks that threaten our world

    Lord Martin Rees, Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, is interviewed about catastrophic risks. You recently set up the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, along with philosopher Huw Price and Skype… more
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    Planet earth is hitting the panic button

    The scientific community is nervous. It's not that the climate is changing; we know that already. What has everyone jumpy is new, undeniable evidence that climate change is hitting the global economy as well. Why did Hurricane Sandy put Wall Street under three meters of water instead of bypassing… more
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    How can businesses best fight climate change?

    At the start of 2014, it is clear that the next two years will be crucial in the battle to slow down the pace of climate change. Much of what the year ahead will bring is in fact part of a two-year story leading to the hoped-for agreement on climate at COP 21 in Paris, as well as the development of… more
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    Angel Gurría: A call for zero emissions

    Our leaders must get to grips with the huge risk that carbon dioxide emissions pose to the economy and the environment. As we know, carbon dioxide is a long-lived gas. It hangs around. Of every tonne of CO2 emitted this year, some will still be around thousands of years from now. Even small ongoing… more
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    Consign landfill to the dustbin of history

    In nature, the waste of one system is food for another. Before humans began creating complex materials that nature can’t digest, there was no waste, and humans fit nicely into the ecosystem. In the past 100 years, however, humans developed a range of complex materials that nature can’t digest… more
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    How can companies leave a lighter footprint?

    As the world enters an era of unprecedented change, today’s business models face considerable unpredictability. We know that as the earth’s population grows, the constraints of a planet with finite resources will become increasingly apparent. Traditional models of manufacturing and distribution… more
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    Investing in the circular economy

    Since the industrial revolution, our economy has followed a linear “take, make and dispose” model, generating wealth by consuming finite resources. Although cheap energy and resources fuelled its success throughout the 21st century, recent price rises and increased volatility have brutally… more