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A Framework for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and more critical infrastructure becomes connected and remotely controllable.

Maritime Risk Remains High for Global Supply Chains Heading into 2024

As we begin 2024, the global economy faces heightened maritime risk vis-à-vis climate and geopolitical crises in the Panama Canal Zone, Red Sea, and Baltic Sea, on top of persistent maritime risks in the Middle East, East Asia, and Arctic Circle. Supply chain procurement leaders need to implement strategies and best practices to improvise, adapt, and overcome disruptions to global supply chains and shipping capacity in order to drive resilience through the global economy in 2024.

Regulations’ Impact on ESG and Supply Chain Risk Management—Part One

We look at the various goals of legislation and regulations for supply chains, products, and corporate responsibility across the globe. This includes regulatory goals such as anti-counterfeiting, recall efficiency, anti-slavery, GHG emissions reduction, defunding conflicts, restricting harmful substances in products, biodiversity, circular economy, and anti-corruption.

Green Hydrogen’s Role in Enabling Zero-Emission Transportation—Part Two

Generous government subsidies are being provided to kick-start and incentivize the truly enormous investments required to create the scale of green hydrogen infrastructure required to tackle climate change. Over a trillion dollars of investment, between now and 2050, will be required to decarbonize the shipping sector alone. More will be required to decarbonize steel, cement, and other hard-to-abate sectors.

How Enhanced Geothermal Compliments Timber & Carbon Farming

Traditional geothermal power requires a scarce combination: water in hot, permeable rock formations. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) work in dry, impermeable formations, greatly expanding the number of potential sites. Generous investment tax credits, combined with carbon credits, make EGS a potentially financially viable, stable green power source, synergistic with projects such as timber and carbon farming which require power for groundwater irrigation pumping.

Environmental Markets – Part Three

A comparison of market-driven vs. regulatory vs. laissez-faire environmental policies—the benefits and costs of compliance, flexibility for companies, risks, and the current environmental market policy landscape. Environmental markets promise more efficient allocation of social costs and benefits compared to traditional regulatory policies. However, determining the best policy requires consideration of numerous dimensions of the various policy approaches.

Realizing Africa’s Potential – Part One

Africa possesses vital natural and human resources that the rest of the world will desperately need this century. Sadly, these resources are being decimated by autocratic regimes, corruption, and conflicts. Profits from natural resources are pilfered by despots and their supporters, rather than being reinvested in African countries’ infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

Environmental Markets – Part One

Supply chain leaders are in a position to lobby for or influence public policies. What policy is in their best interest when dealing with ‘tragedy of the commons’ issues, such as pollution or resource depletion? Is it better to maintain business as usual/laissez-faire, support regulation, or advocate for market-based solutions? Here we explore the tradeoffs.

Carbon-Offset LNG: Africa’s Transitional Fuel

Carbon-Offset LNG provides a transition fuel to help the world meet carbon emissions reduction goals, especially in the near-term. Africa has a combination of substantial natural gas reserves and opportunities for legitimate large-scale carbon-offset projects, such as massive afforestation efforts across the entire Sahel.

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