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WEF: EarthTime combines dramatic images from space with expert analysis of how humans are changing the planet

New website EarthTime, to launch on World Earth Day (22 April), combines NASA satellite imagery with over 300 free, open-source geospatial datasets to show humanity’s impact on the planet EarthTime uses experts to track and connect patterns between a range of topics from deforestation … Read the full press release

WEF, Bain & Company report calls for the urgent integration of urban-energy-mobility patterns to accelerate the ability of cities to meet climate goals

A new approach to electric mobility is needed to stimulate economic growth and reduce carbon emissions, says new Forum report Electrified autonomous vehicles (AV) will revolutionize urban mobility by reducing travel costs by up to 40% and cut down CO2 … Read the full press release

WEF: Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Government of Colombia to launch a multistakeholder platform to protect over 60 million hectares of Amazon rainforest

Colombia is working with the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 to convene a multistakeholder platform of buyers, producers, international donors, NGOs and civil society organizations to protect the Amazon rainforest The platform will initially cover palm oil and is expected to … Read the full press release

WEF report: Fintech startups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance

Fintech start-ups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance, driving innovation but failing to capture large market share, a new World Economic Forum report finds The competitive landscape in banking and insurance is being … Read the full press release

WEF: Rising income and wealth disparity is the trend likely to most affect the Arab world in the coming years

New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities for young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016: Prospects for Workplace Gender Equality Slip to 2186

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 finds economic parity between the sexes could take 170 years after a dramatic slowdown in progress Slowdown partly down to chronic imbalances in salaries and labour force participation, despite the fact … Read the full press release

WEF launches new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) to promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues facing South-East Asia

The World Economic Forum together with its business members will launch a new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) The RBC will promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues in South-East Asia The council will be launched at the World … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013: Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden with the narrowest gender gap in the world

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 finds 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress Iceland has the narrowest gender gap in the world, followed … Read the full press release