Over 4000 pages, 14,000 scientific papers addressed, thousands of scientists from all over the world, one message: code red for humanity.
The takeaways from the latest IPCC report published in August 2021 are unequivocal: based on our current trajectory, the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, rising sea levels, global warming, and ocean acidification will increase. The Paris Climate Agreement target to limit global temperature rise at 1.5C is likely to be exceeded in the next 10-15 years.
The Solomon Islands’ Government has made digital transformation central to its financial inclusion agenda, with other Pacific countries following its progress closely. Notwithstanding the challenges due to the country’s status as a developing, isolated economy, this initiative holds much promise if the latest trends are anything to go by. Globally, digital technologies are a key component of inclusive eonomies and have provided a path for the financially excluded to enter the formal economy.
The COVID-19 crisis has knocked many companies off balance. In the food security space, fundamental changes in consumer behaviour, supply chains, and routes to market have also emerged. As we observed, responding to the pandemic has underscored the need to accelerate the adoption of agile and flexible ways of working, as well as transforming the value chain to help out-manoeuvre uncertainty. In-fact the pandemic has tested supply chains like no crisis in recent history.
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