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Lessons from Digital India

Lessons from Digital India

Both the Chinese and the more recent Indian experiences show that digitally enabled growth engines are extremely powerful, and can be introduced faster

Starring Omicron: new face of present and clear danger

Starring Omicron: new face of present and clear danger

As the world continues to reel from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, which is completing its two-year run on the planet, the panic button is being pressed again with the surfacing of newly discovered B.1.1.529 strain.

Risks of new Covid scare spark rate rethink in markets

Risks of new Covid scare spark rate rethink in markets

Risks of a new Covid-hit to economic activity are clobbering expectations for rate hikes next year from the world’s major central banks, a potential setback for the dollar and other currencies where wagers had been most aggressive.

Qatar drive for environment protection

Qatar drive for environment protection

I admire how the first families were able to settle in different places where they had to adapt to the changes, within a surrounding that was full of challenges. This is the example of a country like Qatar.

Reeling in a deal to save the ocean

Reeling in a deal to save the ocean

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs. It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean.

New Franco-Italian alliance in Europe

New Franco-Italian alliance in Europe

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and French President Emmanuel Macron are on track to sign a bilateral accord – the so-called Quirinale Treaty named after the Roman palace – designed to boost their countries’ industrial and strategic co-operation.

Green business after COP26

Green business after COP26

What is next on the global climate agenda? This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow certainly did not fail, but nor was it much of a success.

How global institutions die

How global institutions die

While the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted their shortcomings, it has made plain that the biggest challenges today are global in nature

Nature can’t wait, so we must move to protect it quickly

Nature can’t wait, so we must move to protect it quickly

Governments, businesses, communities, and individuals should commit to conserving at least 30% of the planet’s land and oceans by 2030. Scientists have determined that this “30x30” goal is the minimum level of conservation needed to prevent a catastrophic loss of nature and to stem climate change.

Scoping out corporate carbon neutrality

Scoping out corporate carbon neutrality

In the run-up to this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), a growing number of companies hopped on the sustainability bandwagon, declaring commitments to achieve carbon neutrality

Breathing smog: Air pollution chokes India’s growth plan

Breathing smog: Air pollution chokes India’s growth plan

Air pollution costs Indian businesses $95bn, or roughly 3% of its gross domestic product every year, according to UK-based non-profit Clean Air Fund and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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