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Asian Development Bank: Decarbonisation ‘Won’t Work Unless it’s Equitable’

The transition to global net zero to address climate change must be both ambitious and fair. Otherwise, it will fail

A Sci-fi Author’s View on the Rise (and Control) of Human Population

There are eight billion people on Earth, and that could rise to 10 billion by the end of the century.

Doors Closing: Mind the EU Gender Pay Gap

Transparency directive introduced to ensure fair pay between the sexes Women in the EU continue to be paid less on

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez: Seldom Down, Never Out

Echoes of the Franco Era still haunt Spain in subtle and often divisive ways. Now, a vibrant democracy, the country

New Cause for Celebration on Biodiversity and Conservation

Experts and enthusiasts in biodiversity and conservation have been collaborating for years to curb humanity’s destructive practices and accelerate positive

Death to Debt! The People and Organisations Saying ‘No to Owe’ — and Picking Up the Tab for Us

Consumer and family debt are millstones that can — sometimes — be removed… Debt is a modern reality for countries,

Why are US Conservatives Against Investment in ESG?

Republicans balking at ‘woke liberal agenda’ that they claim could erode profit margins and threaten livelihoods US politicians are treating

World Economic Forum’s Meeting Agenda Takes a Tilt at ‘Dark Topics’, Ai-Da — and Mind Control…

‘It’s worse psychologically to feel that you are useless than to feel you are exploited’ — Yuval Noah Harari In

When Will They Ever Learn? Clearing The Climate Change Roadblocks

A study from Science magazine has offered a quantitative look at the decades-long disconnect between the fossil fuel industry’s “private

Energy Sector Grapples with Hydra-Headed Problems of Global Supply and Demand

At the recent COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, government officials and leaders of international organisations put the spotlight on the

Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike

World Bank: Sustained Global Solidarity Needed to Achieve Global COVID-19 Recovery

The pandemic has affected virtually everyone in the world, but its impacts have been hardest on the poor and vulnerable,

Invasion of the Robots! Beware, Beware! Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should…

AI, facial-recognition, machine learning… where should humans draw the line when it comes to automated ‘job theft’? Yogesh Patel gives

Permanent Output Losses from the Pandemic

In the World Economic Outlook, published October 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly lowered its forecast for global economic

From the Black Plague to the Covid Crisis, Quarantine has Affected Maritime Trade

An overly familiar term in the 2020s, “quarantine”, dates from the 14th Century and is derived from quarantena — Italian

Home is Where the Mortgage is: 2008 Crisis has Lessons for Sector

Of all the sectors affected by the pandemic, the housing market has performed better than expected. In 2008, home loans

Where are We Going? Nowhere, Fast, According to Travel and Tourism Stats

Whether domestic or international, business or pleasure, travel is an integral part of modern life — no longer just a

Shock and Ore — India’s Love of Gold Goes Beyond Market Prices

Gold is considered the most valuable of all the precious metals — especially in Indian culture. While the fabulous ore