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In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • [New] The era of inflation sitting between 0% to 2%, which the US enjoyed for much of the past decade, is over - even as the rate of price growth inevitably slows in 2022. Insider
  • [New] Just in the past year, partly due to increased use of technologies facilitating remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Eberl has seen adoption of Matterport by its adjusters increase fivefold and expects Matterport usage to more than double in the coming year. Matterport
  • [New] While the headline number for job growth came in lower than expected in November, the unemployment rate for U.S. workers overall dipped from 4.6% in October to 4.2% last month. NBC4 Washington
  • [New] Strategists at Barclays set an S&P 500 SPX, +1.42% price target of 4,800 - about 5% above current levels - as they expect earnings growth to continue, but warn persistent supply-chain woes, reversal of goods consumption to trend and China hard-landing are key tail risks. MarketWatch
  • [New] China was the only geography where IDC does not predict growth, citing a slowdown in consumer demand, albeit it expects shipments to be flat in 2021 and in 2022. Mobile World Live
  • [New] Nutrition for Growth is a key opportunity to highlight the importance of political will and ambition from legislatures on nutrition to accelerate progress towards the WHA global nutrition targets. Eventbrite
  • [New] The precious metal could be looking at a rally towards $1,900 an ounce during the first six months of the year as markets focus on economic growth, inflation and political risks. Kitco News
  • [New] The World Health Organization said there are fewer than 100 whole genomic sequences of the new variant available, which could add to the time it takes to study it as well as how well current vaccines work against it. Kashmir Observer
  • [New] USA has been reported the economic loss of USD 2.4 billion due to change in climate, and mainly heat stress give so many opportunities to other factors that cumulatively restricted the growth of livestock. IGI Global
  • [New] Concerns about global restrictions potentially crimping economic growth joined worries over rising inflation, which has prompted the Federal Reserve to consider withdrawing stimulus measures sooner than expected. MarketWatch
  • [New] Offshore wind capacity is expected to more than triple by 2026 and the demand for biofuels is projected to see significant growth in the coming years. Yahoo News
  • [New] India is seeing exceptional rates of growth with a newly announced goal of reaching 500 GW of renewable power capacity by 2030. Yahoo News
  • [New] The growth of worldwide renewable electricity is expected to continue over the coming years as the world expands its capability to generate energy from solar panels, wind turbines, and a number of other resources. Yahoo News
  • [New] Global shipments of NFC-ready mPOS terminals will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7% in the next five years to reach 46.7 million units by 2025. IoT Business News
  • [New] In a year marked by high-profile cyberattacks and increasing vulnerabilities posed by remote work, 92% of respondents reuse passwords across multiple sites. Help Net Security
  • [New] China, the US and Germany are forecast to record the highest levels of growth in IoT in the coming years due to advances in industrial automation - in sectors including automotive and healthcare. Financial Times
  • [New] India, the world's third-biggest emitter, experienced strong growth in renewable energy capacity in the past year, but its target - set out at Cop 26 - of reaching net zero by 2070 is also regarded as too weak by many. The Guardian
  • [New] Demand for coal will peak in 2026 as the growth in renewable energy continues to outstrip forecasts, with the International Energy Agency predicting a 60% growth in global clean energy generation over the next five years. The Sydney Morning Herald
  • [New] The growth of the world's capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations. IEA
  • [New] With 290 GW in additional capacity expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, 2021 will smash the record for renewable electricity growth that was just set last year. The Verge
  • [New] The growth of the e-commerce market in Brazil is expected to be driven by the high growth potential of smartphones and Internet penetration. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] Solar PV remains the powerhouse of growth in renewable electricity, with its capacity additions forecast to increase by 17% in 2021 to a new record of almost 160 GW. Engineering News

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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