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The future – bright or bleak, it will be silver

Someone (it seems likely that it was my yoga teacher, since I’ve tracked what I’m about to say ...

STORY URL: Consensus Research Blog
http://www.consensus-research.com/blog/?p=878

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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Work less, live longer

According to the (very left leaning) New Economic Forum, a shift to a 30-hour working week would "help to address ...

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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For all the tea in Kenya

The Kenyan tea industry is an excellent reminder that insurance does not just follow growth in Africa – it is fundamental ...

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How do you feed the world without starving the planet?

This headline on cnn.com caught my attention for a number of reasons. One, I just attended the Swiss Re ...

STORY URL: How do you feed the world without starving the planet?
With 7.1 billion mouths to feed, and plenty more on the way, the world needs to find new ways to feed its citizens.

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Food security and inequality: something's got to give

Being able to sit in on a 'fishbowl' dialogue session on the topic of food security at Swiss Re's 150 ...

STORY URL: How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage: Scientific American
Five steps, reflected in the maps below, could be taken to help feed the large population predicted for 2050 as well as reduce the sizeable harm agriculture imposes

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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"Freaky food" label to help cut food waste

My local supermarket, the Swiss supermarket chain Coop, has just launched a new brand of food. Food sold under the ...

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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A new emerging risk?

The problem isn't that our oil reserves will run out one day because demand will outstrip supply. The problem is ...

STORY URL: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21582516-worlds-thirst-oil-could-be-nearing-peak-bad-news-producers-excellent

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We need energy independence

Renewable energy, our saviour! If only everyone was for renewable energy and used renewable energy then the world would be ...

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Making the best of a bad habit

Over 7 million tons of food are thrown away in the UK on an annual basis, according to the Waste ...

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The costs of longevity

Paul Murray is Swiss Re's Head of Life & Health Products in Hong Kong.

In this video clip, he ...

STORY URL: Ageing population pushes up costs of getting old
Your source for credible news and authoritative insights from Hong Kong, China and the world.

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Who has the guts to change the system?

Organic farmer Wendy Peter explains why organic farming cannot be compared to industrial farming. She shares that large-scale industrial farming ...

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