Future jobs depend on bridging the digital divide
As the world establishes its new, post-pandemic normal, remote work and study is largely here to stay. But there is still a huge digital skills gap to be addressed. Core digital skills, such as coding and data analysis, will soon be as important as reading and writing for economic participation.
200 health journals call for urgent action on climate crisis
In an unprecedented unified action, 200 health journals have published the same statement calling for “urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health”. Their powerful plea comes ahead of the UN general assembly and Cop26.
Digitalisation is crucial to creating a global circular economy
Most circular economy initiatives are focused on physical materials and resources. But scaling these globally, and across different industries, requires the building of coherent digital foundations. Governments need to set up frameworks which support the designing of a global digital backbone.
Climate repair: three things we must do now to stabilise the planet
Surviving the next 50 years is now seen as a planet-wide existential challenge. Violently disrupted weather patterns have led to record cold temperatures in some places and apocalyptic wild fires and floods in others. All a direct result of rapid heating in the Arctic. Climate repair is the only solution.
Which climate future will we choose?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report presents five different climate scenarios which could emerge, depending on the level of global warming and society’s reaction to it. The question is which narrative will ultimately be followed?
Surprisingly effective ways to curb climate change
Project Drawdown has ranked the most effective ways to limit our impact on the climate, with some surprising results. Did you know that if 16% of the miles we drive were switched from petrol to electric vehicles, that could save 10 gigatons of carbon emissions? Take the CNN quiz to discover more revelations.