The dawning age of deglobalization undoubtedly poses considerable challenges for developing and emerging economies, which largely have little hope of gaining enough of a foothold in high-end manufacturing sectors to move beyond middle-income levels. But Malaysia and Chile have shown that there is another way.
19 Aug 2022
While renewables accounted for over 80% of all new power generating capacity in 2021, they comprise only 4% of today’s energy mix. Maintaining global energy security will therefore require oil and gas to remain a significant part of the mix for decades to come
18 Aug 2022
A positive result from a Covid-19 test can induce anxiety. But companies in Asia, tested by the pandemic the past more than two years, have produced a far more pleasant positive outcome: attention to the social aspects of the business has jumped by nearly 24% compared with a 2020 survey.
15 Aug 2022
The energy, transport, food, information and materials sectors are all undergoing rapid technological disruption. But with the right choices, we can rapidly build a more just and advanced civilization that provides unprecedented levels of universal and sustainable prosperity
11 Aug 2022
In gatherings this summer and later this year, G20 member states will confront a raft of global issues that require their attention and cooperation. But while inter-governmental cooperation is crucial, so, too, are strategies to leverage the ingenuity and capacity of businesses and the financial industry.
31 Jul 2022
No one doubts that Europe will need to increase its use of liquefied natural gas, continue burning coal over the next few years, and do more to help vulnerable communities and some industries manage higher energy costs. But how policymakers approach these tasks will be truly decisive for the long-term future
28 Jul 2022
Owing to climate change and land degradation, droughts are becoming more frequent, more severe, and more widespread. Building national and regional risk management systems that can endure what is coming will require political will and significantly more international cooperation
26 Jul 2022
Unprecedented extreme-heat episodes like the heatwave in India and Pakistan this spring and the 2021 heat dome in the Pacific Northwest are a preview of what awaits us on a warming planet. Unless we improve our early-warning and response systems, the number of excess deaths each year will increase
20 Jul 2022