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As a country with one of the most emissions-intensive power sectors in the world, and a nation that is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, South Africa understands the need to transition its economy and to decarbonise, as well as to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.
According to our new Accelerating Digital Agility Research, CIOs and IT decision makers (ITDMs) across Europe, The Middle East, Europe and Russia (EMEAR) are looking to maximise investments in digitisation and drive innovation after a difficult year which raised the profile of IT leaders in driving critical workplace innovation.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) declared 2021 as a make-or-break year for climate change. Increasing temperatures, frequent droughts and rising water levels are just some of the effects of environmental damage, making the need for drastic action clear.
The chance of a century to end poverty, and how we can seize it. Africa does not need handouts, but positive impulses. It is therefore high time for a paradigm shift: now Europe must invest instead of help, especially since the low interest rates offer the opportunity to make a big difference with a modest investment.
The idea that every morning office workers wake early, jump into polluting cars and overcrowded trains, and travel many miles to their place of work will soon seem inconceivable. The pandemic has highlighted the fact, that it as a model that’s already had its day.
Life on earth is symbiotic, each component within the ecosystem plays a significant role – you only have to examine how the loss of the bee population today is affecting food systems – to be reminded of just how interconnected everything really is.
Decarbonisation of the energy system, from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system poses an existential threat to the oil and gas industry. On the other hand, it presents oil and gas companies with new portfolio opportunities to build adjacent businesses, shape and participate in new markets, and drive new sources of value from existing assets and capabilities.
Most African business leaders are more optimistic about the strength of the global economy and their organisations’ ability to grow revenues in the next 12 months than they were a year ago. Although CEOs’ confidence in their own company’s revenue prospects has rebounded, they are anxious, too: policy uncertainty, tax policy, cyber threats and over-regulation are keeping them awake at night.
For the past 50 years, human activities have dramatically reduced biodiversity across the globe. We have, through our actions, extinguished our habitats and reduced populations of plants and wild animals by up to 60% so that today, our natural resources and the species on our planet are under threat – from us.