The EIB Group, through EIB Global, is a major partner of the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the EU Member States in delivering on the EU Global Gateway commitments. In 2022 alone, the European Investment Bank signed operations that will mobilise an estimated €30 billion or more of Global Gateway investments. The Global Gateway is the European Union’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap.
The EIB Group has seen carbon emissions increase in many areas since 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decrease in emissions during 2020 and 2021. This effect is no longer present, as restrictions ended in 2022, resulting in a 125% increase in total gross emissions in 2022 compared with 2021, and a 36.4%4 decrease compared with the base year emissions (2018).
This publication gives an overview of the European Investment Bank’s contribution for education. It details the Bank’s activities in the sector and highlights key projects. The stories, videos and case studies, illustrate how the Bank’s financing and advice help countries, regions and cities.
To encourage lifelong learning, EU Member States have endorsed the targets of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, one of which states that 60% of adults should participate in training every year by 2030. In addition, the European Union has set a digital target that at least 80% of all adults will have gained at least basic digital skills by 2030.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced in her 2022 State of the Union address that the Commission would make 2023 the European Year of Skills. The aim of this is to give a fresh impetus to lifelong learning by promoting investment in training, ensuring that skills are relevant for labour market needs and strengthening learning opportunities and mobility
The survey results came at a critical moment for Africa, following COP 27, where the central issues were finding more resources to mitigate global warming and adapting to its effects. A decisive agreement was also made on a new “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries severely hurt by climate disasters.
Read the full survey to discover how people in Africa view climate change's impact on their livelihood.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked African country with an estimated population of 14.65 million people as of 2019 with females accounting for 52 percent of the population resulting in a sex ratio of almost 92 percent. ZimStat, 2017). The population of Zimbabwe is relatively young with 40 percent of the population estimated to be below the age of 15 and about 6 percent aged 65 years and above. Seventy percent of the population is based in rural areas with the rest residing in urban areas. The average household size is estimated at 4.2 persons per household (ZimStat, 2017). There is a high number of female-headed households, which highlights the need for gender-inclusive strategies to ensure these households have equal access to climate change adaptation technologies.
Zimbabwe has experienced major structural changes including hyperinflation, changes in the land tenure system, disruption of the agriculture sector and increased dependence on natural resources to spur economic growth.
El Gobierno de México, a través de una nueva visión de política ambiental, ha impulsado el fomento y el apoyo de acciones que permitan la conservación de los ecosistemas naturales. Taxonomía sostenible de México fue coordinado por la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público durante más de dos años y medio, trabajando de la mano con diversas instituciones de los sectores público, privado, academia, sociedad civil, así como con organismos internacionales; marcando un hito en México.
Author: Yorio González, Gabriel; Navarrete Martínez, Alfredo Federico; Bonilla Rodríguez, María del Carmen; Aguirre Téllez, Laura Elisa; Manríquez Rangel, Alejandro; Sosa Arias, Arturo Alfonso; Delgado Cárdenas, Karla Paola; Hernández Reyes, Flor Elisa; Rodríguez Martínez, Gabriela
This compendium of game-changing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) concepts deals with four interesting carbon dioxide (CO2 ) capture technologies, five CO2 utilization technologies, one CO2 storage technology, and one enabler concept. The technologies presented are in various stages of development ranging from research and development to commercial deployment.
ADB has developed this tool kit and road map, which outlines the key steps, challenges, and relevant country experiences for all three elements of getting carbon prices right. Drawing on existing research and knowledge products, this policy brief will help policymakers in ADB DMCs appreciate the landscape and, more importantly, the interplay of carbon pricing instruments and fossil fuel subsidies, as well as understand how these policies synergize or conflict with each other and broader environmental goals.
An ageing population, the energy transition, and faltering globalization will continue to put pressure on business costs in the coming years.
What can companies do to adapt to these potentially profit-threatening trends?
BDC surveyed 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand how the rising cost of doing business is affecting them and what strategies they can adopt to address it.
BDC undertook the first-ever Canadian study on the use of advisory boards by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The study describes how advisory boards work in these businesses and quantitatively demonstrates that SMEs that use them have superior growth and better financial results.