There is no phenomenon that better describes “life imitating art” more than the invention of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Though the world is still inching towards mainstreaming autonomous robots and developing ethical and logical AI, the technology has become very prevalent and serves a wide array of purposes to massive consumer base – many of

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Agriculture accounts for almost 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and livestock alone uses 80% of total agricultural land. The bulk of GHG emissions from livestock (consisting of methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide) arise from four main sheep and cattle rearing activities: enteric fermentation, manure management, feed production, and energy consumption. While

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Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are facing three different but interconnected shocks: the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant drop in oil prices, and climate change. First, COVID-19 has undercut economic growth and stability in the entire world as well as in GCC countries; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects a 7.3% economic contraction

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Fashion is a competitive and growing industry. Big brands have lowered production costs making clothing more affordable, and release up to 24 collections per year. Not only are people buying more clothes, but also, bought garments are being replaced at a faster pace.1 This trend in fast fashion carries a hefty price tag on the

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As global warming heavily impacts water sources globally, it is important to address any wastage owing to faulty water infrastructure and facilities. In some countries in Europe, a large quantity of water is lost owing to leakages in underground pipes. It is difficult to monitor the water transmission mains in rural localities, as traditional field

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The oft-cited quote about our planet is that we have not inherited the land from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children, and they are, in turn, the future borrowers of this earth. Today more than any other time, the social and economic inclusion of youth is central to both the growth and

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At the COP21 meeting in Paris in 2015, 195 countries agreed to keep global warming below 2°C above preindustrial levels. To reach this target, the world will need to cut energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 60% by 2050 even as the population grows by more than two billion people. This requires a dramatic increase

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The financial sector is evolving to achieve social and environmental targets around the world. Innovation is spurring a wave of new financial services and products, from public equities, green loans, social and responsible investing to green bonds and sukuk. Through these innovations, there is hope that the world could cover its climate finance gap which

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We are at a historic tipping point in our history in regards to consumerism and climate change. For the last two centuries, we have sought convenience and speed over all else, often leaving incalculable damage to our homes and communities that future generations will be forced to rectify. We consume water faster than can be

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The global response to COVID-19 bears witness to the power of collective action, and how technology can be mobilized to garner and streamline efforts across sectors, including health, education, telecommunication, and more. The pandemic has also exposed how vulnerable and fragile our economy can be; in a matter of months, hundreds of thousands of people

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