On November 21st I addressed the Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2021 via video message. I focused on the Food Sustainability Index, developed by Economist Impact with the support of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN).
Every November, World Fisheries Day is held to reflect on the importance of sustainable stocks of fisheries. To mark this occasion the World Ocean Initiative explores the precarious state of Arctic fisheries, reflects on fisheries-related insights from the World Ocean Summit and shines a light on the underrepresentation of women in blue foods.
COP26 may not have delivered a clear pathway towards keeping “1.5 alive,” but nature was at the forefront of high-level climate negotiations like never before. Read more for an overview of recent ocean-climate coverage on the World Ocean Initiative.
I am looking forward to moderating a World Ocean Initiative Insight Hour on "Enhancing stewardship for the safe, sustainable use of the ocean", sponsored by the Lloyd's Register Foundation, on Wednesday.
I will be speaking at the World Biodiversity Summit, a COP26 side event, in Glasgow tomorrow. It is crucial not to neglect the role of biodiversity in the global climate conversations. Organised by the World Climate Foundation, the event features a session on "Life Below Water - Harnessing The Blue Economy through Investment & Innovation".
10 years ago today I started at The Economist Group. My journey has taken me from Europe Editor at the height of the euro zone debt crisis to covering major global health challenges to leading projects on some of the most exciting sustainability issues of our time.
A wave of advanced recycling innovations has the potential to transform recycling practices, offering some important advantages over established mechanical technologies. I am the project director of a new assessment that has just been published—produced by Economist Impact and supported by Dow—that examines the distinguishing characteristics of a range of plastic recycling technologies.
I was invited to participate in the Sustainable Finance Leaders Dialogue in Paris on October 25th, organised by the BMW Foundation. The Dialogue addressed the question of how to strengthen the power of green finance with a more efficient and better adapted policy framework to speed up the race to net zero.
As I wasn’t able to participate in person, I addressed the Ocean Exchange Decarbonisation Summit in October 2021 via video presentation. I focused on the challenges and solutions for decarbonising maritime transport, including the IMO decarbonisation targets, short-term and long-term solutions, and the vital finance question.
Join me for the launch of new research on decarbonisation in cities. I am the project director of the study, produced by Economist Impact and commissioned by Osborne Clarke. It explores 12 technologies that can help cities achieve their carbon-emission targets while also creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and improving overall quality of life.
Today I’m at the EV World Congress in Bristol to present and discuss the key findings of the rEV Index, produced by Economist Impact and supported by BP. I shared the stage with Akira Kirton, CEO at BP Pulse.
I presented the European regional findings of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) during a BBC Follow the Food webinar. The GFSI considers the issues of food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience across a set of 113 countries.
I am the project director of the rEV Index, which has just been released. Produced by Economist Impact and supported by bp, the index assesses 40 UK regions and subnations on their readiness for electric vehicles (EVs), and compares the UK's scores with those of leading EV markets—including China and European countries.
I am excited to announce the launch of Economist Impact's The Sustainability Project as a new kind of platform for engagement, analysis and debate, convening and actively engaging global stakeholders with the power to effect real change. And this real change is urgently needed.
On October 13th I will moderate a World Ocean Summit Insight Hour that will focus on the role of ship and cargo owners in adopting alternative fuels and alternative propulsion to reduce emissions. Speakers will discuss the economics of alternative fuels, retrofitting ships and upgrading bunkering infrastructure, and how to achieve scale.
World Maritime Day is observed each September to focus attention on the importance of maritime activities. Shipping transports about 90% of international trade and produces 2-3% of global CO2 emissions. These could rise by 250% by 2050. Many ship owners are committed to decarbonisation, with some companies already planning to reach net zero by 2050.
It's Global Goals Week, the UN General Assembly and the week of the UN Food Systems Summit. So I am delighted to speak about sustainable food systems at REIMAGINE!, a one-day virtual global summit on Friday September 24th, in support of the Girl Up campaign by the United Nations Foundation.
As project director of the Food Sustainability Index, developed by Economist Impact with the Barilla Foundation, I spoke about "Nature-Based Solutions, Finance & Regenerative Agriculture" at the World Climate Foundation's World Biodiversity Summit during Climate Week NYC.