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Huge carbon bomb projects will drive climate catastrophe
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Huge carbon bomb projects will drive climate catastrophe

The world’s leading energy economist has warned against investing in large new oil and gas developments after the revelation that fossil fuel companies were planning 200 huge ‘carbon bomb’ projects. These would have little impact on the current energy crisis and soaring fuel prices but spell devastation to the planet.

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Source: The Guardian
Natural Capital Accounting helps accelerate sustainability
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Natural Capital Accounting helps accelerate sustainability

When the world’s economies, societies and livelihoods were disrupted by COVID-19, it became abundantly clear how dependant our modern world is on nature and its services. Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) enables these to be valued in economic terms, forming a basis for sustainable growth.

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Source: VITO
Predicting the next decade’s top-10 technologies
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Predicting the next decade’s top-10 technologies

As the pace of technological advance gets ever-more rapid, McKinsey has identified 10 technologies most likely to dominate the coming decade. These include developments in materials science which could transform the energy and health sectors, as well as promising clean energy technologies.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Emerging technologies: the 2021 Top 10
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Emerging technologies: the 2021 Top 10

The new World Economic Forum list of top emerging technologies is packed with inspiring advances related to the environment, health, infrastructure and connectivity. From disease-diagnosing breath sensors to wireless charging of low-powered devices, self-fertilising crops and more.

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Source: World Economic Forum
How technologies can save the world
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How technologies can save the world

Technology is amazing but it has to be used in the right way. How do we future-proof the values and knowledge of people in a world defined by technology? We can learn a lot from indigenous people. They have always shared technological knowledge with each other and between communities.

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Source: Innovators Magazine
The Sustainable Development Report 2021
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The Sustainable Development Report 2021

For the first time since the SDGs were adopted in 2015, the annual report shows a reversal in progress. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a global health emergency, but a sustainability crisis too. Jeffrey Sachs, president of SDSN, reveals how the SDGs can frame the recovery.

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Source: SDSN