While other societies often took a couple of centuries to transition from rural to urban, China is doing it in three or four decades – with problems including congestion, pollution and garbage. Zhang Jianyu, Chief Representative of the Environmental Defense Fund, explains why the planned new city at Xiongan is an opportunity to put planning […]

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Rapidly decarbonizing the energy system will require different technologies in different locations. Lachlan Blackhall of Australian National University points to the world’s largest photovoltaic farm at Longyangxia Dam as an example of how quickly technologies can reach commercial viability – and residential lithium batteries as an example of how consumers are taking the lead.

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How does an idea take shape? According to artist Olafur Eliasson, it starts by answering the seemingly straightforward question of why.

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Today female talent is increasingly under-used and untapped. At the same time, men’s wages are rising faster and further. Why? And what can be done to achieve parity? For the full Global Gender Gap Report, visit: www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2017

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Expert Robert Muggah describes the most dangerous threats faced by modern cities around the world.

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Here are three easy but effective strategies to defend vulnerable cities against rising sea levels and flooding. Ida Auken, former Danish minister of the environment, explains the pioneering strategies being explored by Danish cities that other seaside cities around the world could adopt.

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India is changing the way energy happens by bringing together the power of hardware with software. Watch to see how.

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Ocean ecosystems are coming under increasing stress, from warmer temperatures to overfishing. Neo Mei Lin, Marine Biologist at the National University of Singapore, points to the need for cooperation among communities, governments and private companies, and explains what individuals can do – such as making wiser choices about seafood consumption.

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The Global Competitiveness Report has just been released, and the Forum’s Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz discusses some of its more surprising findings. Watch to see which countries slipped in the ranks.

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