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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] Namibia has a highly formalized tourism industry and considering that Rwanda has started marketing itself as a tourist destination, there is much opportunity for the Rwandan tourism industry to learn. The New Times | Rwanda
  • [New] India, being one of the world's hottest innovation hotspots, has a great opportunity to lead the world on development of a crypto ecosystem. News18
  • [New] Around the world, physical climate risks are not consistently quantified and mitigated, with investors worried that funding will not be available to improve the resilience of their infrastructure. Mott MacDonald
  • [New] The program, funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, would identify vulnerabilities for each member industry and participating farms to improve the resilience of the Queensland agriculture sector. Queensland Farmers' Federation
  • [New] Coordinated outreach, joint testing, industry engagement, and policy collaboration can build global momentum and communicate risks associated with untrusted vendors. Center for New American Security
  • [New] The world is facing a great opportunity for innovative digital connection - and for putting tremendous amounts of data to use, to increase knowledge and insight. ITIJ
  • [New] The U.N.'s report is extremely relevant to the U.S. waste management industry, noting that landfills and wastewater account for 20% of human-made methane emissions, and that existing targeted measures could reduce methane emissions from the waste sector by 29-36 Mt/year by 2030. Waste Advantage Magazine
  • [New] The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to invest €300 billion ($340 billion) globally by 2027 in infrastructure, digital and climate projects as a better alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] China is targeting a peak in emissions by 2030, which many analysts say is much too late if the world is to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels, the Paris agreement target that was the focus of the Cop 26 talks. The Guardian
  • [New] The EU's new plan to respond to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by super-charging its infrastructure investments in third countries will be unveiled later today after months of institutional wrangling. 61
  • [New] Prediction 10: By 2026, on average, 30% of Global 2000 company revenue will derive from industry ecosystem shared data, applications, and operations initiatives with partners, industry entities, and business networks. IDC Blog
  • [New] Prediction 9: By 2024, 50% of federal governments will take an active role in industry ecosystem development, scale, and support through legislation, financing, security, and digital and physical infrastructure. IDC Blog
  • [New] Prediction 8: By 2023, 25% of industry organizations will utilize venture capital subsidiaries and funding from industry partners to accelerate ecosystem scale, finance green initiatives, and spark new innovation. IDC Blog
  • [New] Prediction 6: By 2025, blockchain will find its killer application with industry ecosystems, as 80% of Global 2000 organizations use distributed ledgers in their ecosystem initiatives to establish and assure trust. IDC Blog
  • [New] Prediction 4: By 2025, 80% of industry ecosystem participants will leverage their own product, asset, and process digital twins to share data and insight with other participants. IDC Blog
  • [New] Prediction 2: By 2024, 80% of industry ecosystem orchestrators will mandate a uniform ESG policy for industry ecosystem participants through a governance platform and applications for initial and ongoing verification. IDC Blog
  • [New] CBRS spectrum availability represents an unprecedented opportunity for many industries to meet wireless connectivity challenges. IoT For All
  • [New] The spread of digital infrastructure will become the key area of fierce competition between the United States and China. Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • [New] C7g instances will be available in multiple sizes, including bare metal, and Amazon claims that they are the first in the cloud industry to be equipped with DDR5 memory, up to 30 Gbps of network bandwidth, and elastic fabric adapter support. VentureBeat
  • [New] Growth in Japan and Germany should actually pick up in 2022 as bottlenecks in the industrial sector dissipate and fiscal policy supports activity. Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - November 2019
  • [New] Japan: Growth should pick-up in 2022 to 3.3% as Japan re-opens its economy and bottlenecks in the industrial sector dissipate. Economic and Strategy Viewpoint - November 2019
  • [New] Countries around the world are erecting barriers to cheap clean energy inputs from abroad, fearing dependence on other countries and seeking to build job-generating industries within their own borders. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • [New] Foreign ownership of ports and other critical infrastructure nodes not only risks potentially jeopardising European military mobility but could also make it harder for the US to provide follow-on forces to Europe in the event of a crisis or wartime scenario. ICDS

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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