Industrial strategy is back – and with it, industrial subsidies. During the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, sharp tensions continued to surface over the re-emergence of subsidies for domestic manufacturing and particularly to support the growth of new green industries.
There can be no route to net zero without bringing smaller businesses with us. Some will enable the transition directly, as suppliers of low-carbon goods and services, and all will participate in the unprecedented changes that will be necessary over the next few decades.
In times of a global pandemic, war and rising instability, how do we get back on track to good health, peace and resilience? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a solid route, but we need to step up action.
As global energy prices rise as a result of war in Ukraine, the switch to renewable energy has taken on a new urgency. With ambitious new targets to cut reliance on Russian fossil-fuel imports and increase energy security, what will the transition mean for rural communities? How can they make the most of it?
Countries across the world are now gearing up to face the most profound shared challenge in generations: climate change. The road to net zero will be paved with innovative green technologies – the bread and butter of the green entrepreneur. With the right policy support, these entrepreneurs can drive the green transition.
Action to protect our environment is an investment in our future. To make the transition to net zero, SMEs need to be able to finance green investments. How do we map out our collective journey to meet our climate objectives?
Rents and repayments alone are not the only expense attached to our buildings. Many are leaking energy, leaving a hole in our pockets as well as climate ambitions. And it’s high time to fix them.
Mining regions face acute challenges in terms of well-being. National plans and policies alone will not bring well-being gains to mining communities.