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  • [New] The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to health systems, economies and societies the world over, and to much of WHO's work to support countries advance towards the triple billion targets of the 13th General Programme of Work, and the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. WHO
  • [New] A new development in financial technology in Sao Tome and Principe, crypto has the potential to completely revolutionise the financial services industry in Sao Tome and Principe.
  • [New] Periods of high demand over a wide area will result in reduced supplies of energy for transfer, causing operators to rely primarily on alternative resources for system balancing, including natural-gas-fired generators and battery systems. Scientific American
  • [New] Companies providing Internet services in China are held accountable for the content published on their products and are expected to invest in technology and human resources to censor content. The Citizen Lab
  • [New] Quantum computing could help develop climate technologies able to abate carbon on the order of 7 gigatons a year of additional CO 2 impact by 2035, with the potential to bring the world in line with the 1.5 °C target. McKinsey & Company
  • [New] A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated that several autonomous cars controlled by a machine-learning program could pass through an intersection and help traffic flow more smoothly. The Optimist Daily
  • [New] Starliner will touch down in the western United States using a combination system of parachutes and airbags. Space
  • [New] Technology will play an increasing role in future health care, and that presents opportunities for Canadian research and development companies to help solve problems and turn into global winners. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] With energy security now at the top of the western political agenda following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, attention could soon shift from reducing dependence on Russian hydrocarbons to reducing dependence on Chinese clean energy technology. Wood McKenzie
  • [New] Plans by a consortium of European companies to establish a blockchain tracking system for rare earths could raise pressure on Chinese producers and potentially encourage alternative supply if China decides not to participate. Wood McKenzie
  • [New] Organisations expect commercial quantum application in coming years - Capgemini - Capgemini research has revealed that organisations are increasing investment and exploration in quantum technologies, with 23% expecting their first commercial applications in three to five years. Information Age
  • [New] The quantum antenna technology uses 'excited atoms', predicted to deliver over 100 x greater sensitivity than traditional receivers, with the potential to close the rural connectivity gap across the UK. Information Age
  • [New] Cyber risk can be considered in the Federal Reserve's financial stability framework, but traditional mitigants such as capital and liquidity may need to be supplemented by other interventions to limit systemic effects of cyber shocks. Federal Reserve Board
  • [New] The establishment of organ models integrating 3D organoid culture and organ-on-a-chip systems could lead to deeper insights in a range of different pathological conditions and broaden opportunities as One Health initiatives. Frontiers
  • [New] The sanctions on Russia could not be replicated against China without severe self-harm to the United States and risk to the global financial system. Frontier Economics
  • [New] At least $4 trillion a year needs to be invested in renewable energy until 2030 - including investments in technology and infrastructure - to allow us to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. United Nations
  • [New] The war in Ukraine has only worked to expose the vulnerabilities of the food system and the urgency to build resilience for the long run. Forum For Agriculture
  • [New] Hybrid systems, combining renewables like solar and batteries, are being developed for mining operations elsewhere in Australia and have the potential for the NWMP region. Australian Energy Council
  • [New] The deployment of renewable technologies opens opportunities for decentralized energy systems and multi-scalar policy interventions, from global financing of smart green infrastructures down to local mini-grids and technology demonstrations. OUP Academic
  • [New] The Scipher Technologies plant in Albury will install Australia's first e-waste plastics recovery facility equipped with advanced air sorting to separate mixed e-waste plastics and recover flame-retardant-free single plastic polymers, such as polystyrene and ABS plastic chips. Inside Waste
  • [New] Beneath the increasingly ubiquitous presence of technology, five key topics will come to the fore in 2022 - computing, network, AI, data & security and converging technologies. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Were the digital yuan to be widely adopted Chinese organizations could transact around the world without touching the U.S. monetary system. Politico

Last updated: 23 May 2022