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While many universities used technology as a stopgap measure to continue the delivery of education during the pandemic, few are reassessing what long-term measures are necessary to make their institutions more resilient in the face of future crises

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The world must act immediately to avoid the worst impacts of irreversible climate change and environmental catastrophe.

Africa’s quest for lasting and sustainable prosperity was dealt a massive blow by the Covid crisis of 2020. The African Development Bank estimates that the continent’s economy contracted by 2.1 percent last year, a sharp contrast from 3 percent growt

Environment & Health
December 8, 2017

Developers have submitted a proposal for the largest solar farm in the U.K., and they plan to build it without the help of government subsidies. The 900-acre site would provide enough power for about 110,000 homes and could be online as soon as 2020.

Environment & Health
December 8, 2017

All over the world, countries are minimizing their reliance on fossil fuels. In Scotland, authorities have confirmed that by 2020, all electricity will come from renewable sources.

Environment & Health
December 7, 2017

Researchers are using computer modeling to test the effects of solar geoengineering on rates of coral bleaching. The practice could reduce or eliminate the rate of climate change but the side effects are still unknown.

Environment & Health
December 7, 2017

Singapore will stop issuing new vehicle permits starting February of 2018. The government points to limited space available in the city-state as the reason for the halt in vehicle growth.

Environment & Health
December 6, 2017

China has begun to severely crack down on factories that have been flouting their emissions regulations. The country has shut down 40 percent of its factories to battle the immense pollution levels in the nation.

Environment & Health
December 6, 2017

The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials. Last year, Chinese manufacturers imported 7.3m metric tonnes of waste plas

Environment & Health
December 5, 2017

Wind power swept into the headlines recently when Germany’s wind turbines created so much electricity that customers were effectively paid to use it

Technology and the Past

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Winston Churchill said that the farther backward we can look, the farther forward we can see. What he meant is that the past not only shapes our future but that it gives us the strength to reinvent ourselves.

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Government in 2071 is an initiative launched by the World Government Summit with the vision of preparing governments for the future.

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The tool enables you to assess a city’s resilience level through a comprehensive and integrated assessment framework, based on the exposure to hazards, vulnerabilities, and the institutional capacity to respond, recover, and transform. The fram