Our new system value framework can power the energy transition (WEF)

  • For the energy transition to be sustainable and effective, decision-makers need to take a system value approach.
  • This means looking beyond the bottom line to consider the broader social, economic and environmental value of our decisions.
  • The World Economic Forum’s Electricity Industry Action Group has developed a new system value framework designed to do just that.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/system-value-approach-power-the-energy-transition/

, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

How can we maximise the benefits of a system value approach? (WEF)

  • The path to an integrated zero-carbon energy system needs to take into account not only cost, but also system value.
  • The journey towards a sustainable energy transition has three stages.
  • Investments in renewables, efficiency and the grid come first and remain essential throughout the path.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/how-can-we-make-the-most-of-a-system-value-approach/

3 ways COVID-19 has changed youth activism (WEF)

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more reliant on digital tools for connection and communication;
  • Dealing with COVID-19 restrictions an physical distancing rules, young people and youth-led protest movements have embraced digital technologies to campaign and raise awareness;
  • From climate change activism to fighting for racial justice, youth activists are continuing to fight inequalities online.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/3-ways-covid-19-has-changed-youth-activism/

, Managing Editor, Conscious Magazine, Co-Founder of GirlzFTW

The Great Reallocation (Project-Syndicate)

Economic growth will eventually return. But its engines will not be the same as before the pandemic. The sooner policymakers recognize this and develop targeted economic-support strategies – which must include a heavy dose of structural reform – the faster, stronger, and more resilient the recovery will be.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/covid19-crisis-recovery-structural-reform-by-agustin-carstens-2020-10

Agustín Carstens, a former governor of the Bank of Mexico, is General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements.