These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence

These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence
Mass unemployment will occur because of robotics and AI.Hospitality, management and creativity cannot be substituted by AI.We need to acquire and refine more sophisticated abilities in these areas. The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  This is because the coronavirus crisis forced peo...
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This is now the world’s greatest threat – and it’s not coronavirus

This is now the world’s greatest threat – and it’s not coronavirus
Affluence is the biggest threat to our world, according to a new scientific report.True sustainability will only be achieved through drastic lifestyle changes, it argues.The World Economic Forum has called for a great reset of capitalism in the wake of the pandemic. A detailed analysis of environmental research has revealed the greatest threat to the world: affluence. That's one of the main conclusions of a team of scientists from Australia, Swit...
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China's plan to launch the world’s largest carbon trading scheme by 2025

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China's national emissions trading scheme (ETS) is expected to eclipse that of the European Union to become the world's largest carbon trading scheme.The scheme is designed to include all major industrial sectors, from construction to power generation.While first mentioned in 2015 ahead of the Paris climate agreement, technical problems have plagued the scheme, delaying it for a further 5 years. China is targeting the launch of a nationwide emiss...
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These researchers have found a way to turn a common plastic into high-value molecules

These researchers have found a way to turn a common plastic into high-value molecules
More than 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been produced in the last six decades.However, recycling plastic can be difficult as the most common process involves melting and reworking the material.A new process developed by the University of California can turn polyethylene into useful smaller molecules. If you thought those flimsy disposable plastic grocery bags represented most of our plastic waste problem, think again. The volume of pla...
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Here's why Microsoft is sinking data centres under the sea

Here's why Microsoft is sinking data centres under the sea
Microsoft has concluded its 'Project Natick' experiment off the coast of Scotland's Orkney Islands.The shipping container sized underwater data center proved to be eight times more reliable than its dry-land counterparts.Its success could shape the future of scaling up data centers, while keeping energy and operation costs low. Microsoft has concluded a years-long experiment involving use of a shipping container-sized underwater data center, plac...
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Why the world needs a 'circular bioeconomy' - for jobs, biodiversity and prosperity

Why the world needs a 'circular bioeconomy' - for jobs, biodiversity and prosperity
Our current economic system has failed to value nature.We need a new economic model: a circular bioeconomy.As part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales establishes Circular Bioeconomy Alliance to accelerate transformation to climate- and nature-positive economy. There is no future for business as usual. Our current economic system, which arguably has succeeded in creating unprecedented economic output, wealth and human w...
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Airbus plans to launch a carbon-free aircraft by 2035

Airbus plans to launch a carbon-free aircraft by 2035
Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for "zero-emission" airplanes to be powered by hydrogen.Unlike normal planes, these will burn liquid hydrogen stored in the rear fuselage.The project faces some challenges - such as finding ways to safely store volatile liquid hydrogen during flight at very cold temperatures. Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for "zero emission" airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker's latest ef...
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Four Strategies that Help Reduce the Shipping Industry’s Carbon Emissions

Four Strategies that Help Reduce the Shipping Industry’s Carbon Emissions
Ships are responsible for roughly 3% of global CO2 and GHG emissions (CO2-eq), emitting approximately 1 billion tonnes of CO2 and GHGs per year, according to the data from 2007 to 2012. Yet the total emissions from international shipping could go up due to the growth of the world maritime trade.To mitigate the shipping industry's carbon footprint, the International Maritime Organization ("IMO"), as the United Nations specialized agency with respo...
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New Nature Economy Report II: The Future of Nature and Business

New Nature Economy Report II: The Future of Nature and Business
The Future of Nature and Business, the second of three reports in the World Economic Forum's New Nature Economy series, provides the practical insights needed to take leadership in shifting towards a much needed nature-positive economy. As the world prepares to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting crisis, we are presented with an unprecedented clarion call, and opportunity, to change the way we eat, live, grow, build and power our liv...
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Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Four urgent appeals to policy makers to overcome the triple crisis

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Four urgent appeals to policy makers to overcome the triple crisis
How can we fight the Coronavirus, manage the threat of another financial crisis, and at the same time tackle climate change? Will there be enough capital to deal with them? An appeal to policy makers to give a strong green emphasis to all Covid-19 emergency funds, introduce a floor to the carbon price, give basic income to all and go full speed with the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). The current Corona crisis has an impact on our lives that...
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