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Climate-Smart Mining to Support the Energy Transition

Climate-Smart Mining to Support the Energy Transition

June 29, 2021

An increasing focus on clean energy is driving up demand for minerals and metals needed for its production. Yet, mining itself can be done in ways that harm the environment, harm communities and even contribute to global warming. Policies can ensure it doesn’t do so. This podcast discusses how.

Did the Pandemic Affect Access to Affordable and Clean Energy?

Did the Pandemic Affect Access to Affordable and Clean Energy?

June 22, 2021

Universal access to affordable, and reliable electricity is essential to every aspect of the modern economy. Yet, many lack this service. In 2020, recessions in countries around the world had a negative impact on investments, electricity providers, and their clients, slowing progress in meeting SDG7 goals. This podcast discusses how 2020 changed the way we approach SDG7 and the policies needed to move forward as growth resumes.

Tackling the Social Cost of Carbon

Tackling the Social Cost of Carbon

June 15, 2021

What exactly is the social cost of carbon? What should policymakers do in the face of uncertainty surrounding its value?  Is a global carbon tax a good response to global warming? This episode addresses these questions. It considers the problems policymakers face when confronting a range of potential catastrophes – as happened in 2020. Should countries plan for each potential disaster as a separate event?

Tell Me How Technology Can Disrupt Mobility

Tell Me How Technology Can Disrupt Mobility

June 2, 2021

Innovations developed in one country take time to be adopted/used in others, sometimes decades. But platform business models in mobility /transport services have been adopted in many countries and in various uses. What about them makes this possible and can a first mover face effective competition from newcomers? The answers are evolving as are the policies countries adopt to guide outcomes.