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Resilience Needed to Jump Start Final Stages of Energy Transition, Study Finds

Nordic countries, including Sweden, Norway and Denmark, have maintained their leading positions on the Energy Transition Index (ETI), driven by strong progress in environmental sustainability.  Only 13 out of 115 countries have made steady gains in ETI scores in the past decade, highlighting that progress has been uneven. The energy transition requires a full transformation …

World Leaders Urge Mindset Change to Build Trust, Foster Collective Action in the Year Ahead

World leaders met during the first Davos Agenda under the banner of rebuilding trust in a critical year Heads of state and government, chief executives and civil society leaders urged collective action to combat climate change and emerge stronger from a pandemic that has strained lives and livelihoods Partnerships and initiatives to address crucial economic, …

Blockchain Can Trace Carbon Emissions for Mining, Metals Companies, Proof of Concept Released

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using distributed ledger technology The initiative is a collaboration between seven global companies and the World Economic Forum that aims to accelerate an industry solution for supply chain visibility and ESG requirements …

Nations Sign First Agreement to Unlock Potential of Emerging Tech

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Singapore, UAE and UK sign world’s first “Agile Nations” agreement at a panel co-organized by the World Economic Forum Agreement paves the way for the seven nations to help innovators navigate their rules, test new ideas with regulators and scale them across their markets Collaboration builds on World Economic Forum and …

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Top Global Companies Take Action on Universal ESG Reporting

Benchmarking sustainable business performance is now easier with a universal set of ‘stakeholder capitalism metrics’ including environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators and disclosures for financial markets, investors and society  The metrics will help companies demonstrate long-term value creation and their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marking a milestone in the implementation of …

Climate Heat Maps Show How Hot It Could Get for Today’s Tweens

•    New EarthTime visualization shows worst-case scenario by 2100, within the life expectancy of today’s tweens, children between 10 and 12 years old.   •    Released at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit, the visualization shows record temperature rises in the US, India and across South Asia for longer periods of time•    Limiting the …

Future Vaccines, Wearable Bio-sensors, Tissue Engineering and Aerospace Navigation: Meet the 2020 Cohort of Young Scientists

World Economic Forum honours 25 Young Scientists under the age of 40 in recognition of their contribution to cutting-edge research The 2020 cohort features 25 leading academic from 14 countries across the world Meet the Young Scientists here Geneva, Switzerland, 26 May 2020 – The World Economic Forum today announces its Class of 2020 Young …

Blockchain Principles Launched to Preserve and Protect User Rights

16 user rights make up the newly launched Presidio Principles – the foundational values for a decentralized future This ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’ establishes a global baseline for building blockchain applications that respect participant rights, safeguard data and protect users It was developed for over a year by the World Economic Forum Global Blockchain Council, …