For the United Nations’ new climate chief, the fight is personal. As a former engineer who says he knows “how to make things work and get things done,” it wasn’t just what Simon Stiell did before he became a top UN official, it was where. Stiell was the environmentContinue Reading

Cecilia Nicolini, Argentina’s vice minister of environment, sustainable development and innovation speaks with the Korea JoongAng Daily at the embassy in Seoul last Thursday. [PARK SANG-MOON]

Cecilia Nicolini, Argentina’s vice minister of environment, sustainable development and innovation speaks with the Korea JoongAng Daily at the embassy in Seoul last Thursday. [PARK SANG-MOON] Argentina is hoping to partner with Korea to help the most vulnerable groups exposed to recessions, energy crises and climate-related disasters, said Cecilia Nicolini,Continue Reading

Executive director of the Institute of Digital Engineering and Autonomous Systems Dr Andy Levers discusses how industry can collaborate with academic research in computing, robotics, AI, and virtual engineering systems. We’re sitting in a conference room in the recently inaugurated Digital Innovation Facility (DIF), a £12.7m centre of excellence forContinue Reading

The Women In Business Interview: Mandy Price

A Harvard-trained lawyer, Mandy Price left her legal career to co-found tech company Kanarys Inc., which provides the tools, data and benchmarks to create long-term, systemic changes for diversity, equity and inclusion. Kanarys helps track and measure not only diversity, equity and inclusion but also their impact on business. PriceContinue Reading

How digitalisation transforms financial services – BIAN interview

Hans Tesselaar, Executive Director Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), talks about how digitalisation of financial services impacts the industry, how it can drive financial inclusion while also leaving some customers behind. Traditional banks need to adapt and expand their offerings to provide the best customer experience and to compete withContinue Reading

Blue sky thinking: 5 things to know about air pollution

Since the 1980s, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convention to deal with pollution issues affecting the wider Caribbean region. Since then, the climate crisis has been added to the risks facing the region. Christopher Corbin, the acting coordinator for the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat, told UN News that the focusContinue Reading