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Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

  • [New] The PRI is supportive of policies which provide investors with better information to assess ESG risks and opportunities in all investments, including in export industries, given the speed of change and ambition of the climate policy positions of Australia's key trade partners. PRI
  • [New] The tender for JP9102 is set to close at the end of December, and industry will be watching closely to see which technology team will be providing Australia's first sovereign satellite system. Royal United Services Institute
  • [New] There will be a nuclear element to the pact providing for the U.S. and U.K. to share their knowledge with Australia of how to maintain nuclear-defense infrastructure. Politico
  • [New] Mitigating the impact of human activity on climate change will take more than one company, one industry, one region or one solution. Natural Gas Intelligence
  • [New] Bangladesh had surplus power some days ago, but new analysis shows rising demand in industries, and it will continue to rise massively after the Padma Bridge is built. Cement
  • [New] While China is expected to continue as the dominant player in the global REE industry, Energy Fuels believes it can create a low-cost, secure domestic alternative for end-users seeking diversity of supply and competition. Energy Fuels
  • [New] China and Russia have grown increasingly close under their current leaders, Xi Jinping and Vladimir V. Putin and while the United States might not approve, it could actually be very good for innovations in the space industry. The Last Futurist
  • [New] Italgas expects its acquisition of DEPA Infrastructure to drive an earnings increase of up to 10% over the next two years as the Greek gas network expands to help Athens meet climate targets. Pipeline & Gas Journal,
  • [New] Major innovation is needed to develop and scale up the technologies that are expected to deliver reductions beyond 2030, such as carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. ING
  • [New] In the coming years, industry players will be defined by their strength within a hyper-specialized value chain, and insurers will increasingly become orchestrators. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] The Suffolk Data Trust will establish a governance model for a data institution and map initial use cases for activities such as scaling up domestic retrofits and improving electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. ODI
  • [New] Small businesses in the defence industry are closely following a deal between the Australian, US and UK governments that will help Australia build nuclear-powered submarines. SmartCompany
  • [New] The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, rose after industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and on expectations demand will rise as vaccination rollouts widen. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] The industry group is fighting plans it says will erode U.S. energy security and raise costs, including a new fee on methane emissions and repeal of longstanding tax deductions. Axios
  • [New] Direct air capture could be a multi-gigaton per year industry by the 2040s, potentially playing a very significant role in the stabilisation of climate change. Future Timeline
  • [New] A Finnish hydrogen economy could create a brand-new export industry with tens of thousands of jobs, in addition to supporting other nations around the world as they look to decarbonise. Hydrogen View
  • [New] The IFC is making an investment bet towards data centre facilities in Africa as it seeks to support the expansion of Africa's data centre markets through direct investments in data centre opportunities or indirect investments through digital infrastructure funds. FDi Intelligence
  • [New] The United States will need to become more of a financial data innovator, but must ground that innovation in U.S. values and democratic principles. Lawfare
  • [New] If the global digital economy evolves to rely more on China's technological innovation, it will give the CCP much more bargaining power in international affairs. Lawfare
  • [New] Scotland's oil and gas industry is fully committed to supporting the Scottish Government in meeting its ambitious net zero goal by 2045. Scottish Parliament
  • [New] Part of the investment fund will go towards the manufacture of low-power processors as EU officials seek to prevent a recurrence of the semiconductor shortage that affected several industries worldwide. CoinTelegraph
  • [New] Using Argo's cloud-based infrastructure, designed to work seamlessly and efficiently with partners' business operations, Walmart will integrate its online ordering platform to route order and schedule package deliveries to customers' homes. DBusiness Magazine

Last updated: 19 September 2021