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Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has set a target to source up to 30 per cent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 and has become the only country to have the concentrated solar power technology in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Irene Giner-Reichl –
The shift to sustainable energy gives societies a chance to tackle systemic gender discrimination. Fortunately, governments, firms, universities, and NGOs increasingly recognise the need to make the green transition more diverse and inclusive.
David Cameron and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
and Donald P. Kaberuka –
The rich world can no longer reassure itself that poor countries will avoid the worst of the Covid-19 crisis by virtue of their isolation. The pandemic is now hitting these countries especially hard, underscoring the urgent need for renewed global action.
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
To manage the twin threats of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, building resilience against both is imperative and urgent. We are going to have to multitask on this one, as delay will cost lives and livelihoods.
The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare two facets of our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalised crisis in the future. Cities are already in adaptation mode.
Vaidehi Shah –
There Will Be Water documents an engineer's efforts to use seawater and sunlight to grow crops in deserts. The story of cool innovations and hard struggles against systemic barriers is inspiring viewing for all sustainability advocates.
Medilyn Manibo –
The emirate says the world's largest mall will be built as a smart city following environmentally-friendly guidelines, but experts and observers voice concerns on the ambitious nature of the project.