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Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2024

The energy transition is progressing but has lost momentum in the face of increasing global uncertainty, according to the World Economic Forum's Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2024 report. The Energy Transition Index (ETI), which benchmarks 120 countries on their current energy system performance and on the readiness of their enabling environment, finds that while there has been notable progress in energy efficiency and a marked increase in the adoption of clean energy sources, energy transition momentum has been held back by setbacks in energy equity, driven by rising energy prices in recent years. Energy security also continues to be tested by geopolitical risks.

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Global Gender Gap Report 2024

The Global Gender Gap Index annually benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity across four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment). It is the longest-standing index tracking the progress of numerous countries’ efforts towards closing these gaps over time since its inception in 2006.
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The Global Risks Report, developed in collaboration with Marsh McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group, explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, economic uncertainty, a warming planet and conflict. As cooperation comes under pressure, weakened economies and societies may only require the smallest shock to edge past the tipping point of resilience.
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The May 2024 Chief Economists Outlook explores key trends in the global economy, including the latest outlook for growth, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, and the implications of recent geopolitical and domestic political developments. This series of reports draws on the individual and collective perspectives of a group of leading chief economists through consultations with the World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists Community and a regular Chief Economists Survey.
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The Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024 is the second edition of an index that evolved from the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) series, a flagship index of the World Economic Forum that has been in production since 2007. The TTDI is part of the Forum’s broader work with industry and government stakeholders to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future for economies and local communities.
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This report, published in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, highlights the pivotal role of cities in leading the global fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. Coordinated city action for nature is not only vital to achieving the goals set by the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), but also strategically necessary given the climate-, health- and infrastructure-related urban challenges arising from existing unbalanced relationships with nature and the biosphere.
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The automotive industry is undergoing its most challenging transformation in over a century. The role of software in this transformation is so prominent that the new generation of vehicles are being referred to as “software-defined vehicles”. This paper provides a path to better streamline existing industry work on the vehicle software platform.
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Plastic pollution is a defining environmental crisis of our time. In March 2022, 175 countries adopted a historic resolution at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) to develop an international, legally binding agreement on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.
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New Nature Economy

These reports provide pathways for business to be part of the transition to a nature-positive economy.
The Annual Report outlines the concrete progress the World Economic Forum made over the year in a variety of initiatives and demonstrates how the organization continues to be a bridge-builder in the increasingly complex world.
The Chief Economists Outlook summarizes the emerging contours of the current economic environment. The quarterly report incorporates the latest policy research and the results of a Forum survey with leading chief economists from both the public and private sectors.
The annual Future of Jobs Report explores how jobs and skills will evolve. The report is based on unique survey data that details the expectations of a cross-section of the world’s largest employers related to how socio-economic and technology trends will shape the workplace of the future.
The annual Global Risks Report explores some of the most severe risks we may face in the coming years. Underpinned by the Forum’s Global Risks Perception Survey, the report brings together leading insights from over 1,200 experts across the world.

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Unlocking Private Sector Investment into Natural Climate Solutions in India

This report analyses the business case for investing in natural climate solutions (NCS) in India, based on a survey of some of the country’s largest companies.
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Buildings are responsible for 37% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and 34% of the earth’s species are enduring habitat loss as a result of urban development. The building sector’s value chain is also fragmented, making its green transition more complex. As emerging economies continue to urbanize over the coming decades, the building value chain must be mobilized to meet net-zero, nature-positive targets. This is also important for building resilience, and ensuring human well-being. This report offers 11 strategic levers for greening the value chains of the building sector.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown immense promise in helping organizations leapfrog social and environmental challenges. The first report in this series, AI for Impact: The Role of AI in Social Innovation, mapped out the landscape of AI deployment by social impact domain, geography and gender and presented case studies of social innovators who have successfully deployed the technology for impact.
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The Top 10 Emerging Technologies report is a vital source of strategic intelligence. First published in 2011, it draws on insights from scientists, researchers and futurists to identify 10 technologies poised to significantly influence societies and economies. These emerging technologiesare disruptive, attractive to investors and researchers, and expected to achieve considerable scale within five years. This edition expands its analysis by involving over 300 experts from the Forum’s Global Future Councils and a global network of comprising over 2,000 chief editors worldwide from top institutions through Frontiers, a leading publisher of academic research.
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The time is ripe for a global transition to a bio-based economy. Powered by the ever-evolving capacity to read, write, edit and increasingly functionalize deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the tech-enabled bioeconomy promises fundamental improvements in everyday life. Digital advances are also expanding the areas where biology can deliver impact, and generative biology is set to disrupt several industries. Yet, despite decades of investment and technological progress, as well as sanguine market projections, the global transition to a bio-based economy has yet to enter the commercial mainstream.
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Climate change poses significant risks to public health, particularly affecting vulnerable groups such as low-income communities, women, children and the elderly. Addressing the interconnectedness of environmental changes and public health is crucial to mitigate health impacts with coordinated action by all stakeholders, including the private sector. This report, prepared by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with L.E.K. Consulting, provides an in-depth analysis of the direct and indirect health impacts of climate change. It assesses the gaps in research and actionable guidance, and highlights opportunities for private sector intervention to improve health outcomes.
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In late 2022, the launch of ChatGPT highlighted both the immense opportunities and significant risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI). This pivotal moment also underscored the urgent need to align with responsible artificial intelligence (RAI) principles to guide this transformative technology.
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The energy transition is progressing but has lost momentum in the face of increasing global uncertainty, according to the World Economic Forum's Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2024 report. The Energy Transition Index (ETI), which benchmarks 120 countries on their current energy system performance and on the readiness of their enabling environment, finds that while there has been notable progress in energy efficiency and a marked increase in the adoption of clean energy sources, energy transition momentum has been held back by setbacks in energy equity, driven by rising energy prices in recent years. Energy security also continues to be tested by geopolitical risks.
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The Global Gender Gap Index annually benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity across four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment). It is the longest-standing index tracking the progress of numerous countries’ efforts towards closing these gaps over time since its inception in 2006.
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This report presents the findings of the Investing in the Digital Economy of Azerbaijan (IDEA) project, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Agency.
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