1. Promoting shared governance
2. Engaging communities
3. Proactively standing against oppression
4. Protecting pluralism
University leaders must use their positions to develop citizens and communities that combat tyranny and facilitate democracy – hard work that is done on and off-campus […]
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Author: Louise Thompson, Community Lead, Civil Society , World Economic Forum & Emily Wolfe, Early Careers Programme, Civil Society , World Economic Forum
- Overnight, the lives of Ukrainians worldwide were completely disrupted, their democracy attacked, and millions of people were suddenly displaced.
- Almost immediately, civil society organizations all over the world began to activate a response to what was quickly unfolding as one of the biggest humanitarian crises of recent history.
- Here are what four of those NGOs said about responding to a humanitarian crisis such as the one in Ukraine.
The World Economic Forum works closely with a diverse set of civil society leaders – non-governmental organizations (NGOs), labour and trade unions, religious leaders, social movements, activists and others.
We spoke to four key organizations to understand…
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Hydrogen could account for up to 12% of global energy use by 2050.
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- Climate change and net-zero commitments are accelerating the shift from fossil fuels to alternatives such as clean hydrogen.
- The race is on to adopt hydrogen technologies, with some countries positioning to become tomorrow’s hydrogen superpowers.
- Hydrogen isn’t a direct substitute for coal, oil and natural gas, but it can help to decarbonize parts of the economy.
The global quest for clean energy is disrupting the fossil fuel-based world order. Hydrogen could account for up to 12% of global energy use by 2050, leading to the rise of new energy superpowers, according to a recently released report.
But who are the frontrunners in the race to adopt and scale up clean hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels. A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), called Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor, analyzes the political and economic changes taking place in the energy landscape.
It lists six leaders in developing policy initiatives, technology and export facilities to promote clean hydrogen value chains – all of which are needed if the world is to decarbonize sectors like steelmaking, shipping and road haulage.