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36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future

The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.

Standards report assesses the current state of blockchain

Standards report assesses the current state of blockchain

Key insights highlighted in the report include blockchain technology’s fragmentation both worldwide and within jurisdictions, overlaps, gaps, as well as conflicts in standard-setting.

LA and the World Economic Forum present blueprint for global UAM adoption

LA and the World Economic Forum present blueprint for global UAM adoption

Clean, safe and inclusive urban air mobility closer to becoming a reality with new partnership.

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Unprecedented disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic risks cancelling out recent progress unless there is urgent action at national, regional and global levels.

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology

The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

Is it time for us to forget passwords?

Is it time for us to forget passwords?

A report by the World Economic Forum finds that freeing ourselves of passwords will make us safer and organisations more efficient.

Davos upgrades lighting ahead of WEF meeting

Davos upgrades lighting ahead of WEF meeting

Signify and Elektron have so far replaced 500 of the 1,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs and connected 250 of those to its wireless lighting system.