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  • [New] The risks to supply chains would only be magnified during higher-end conflicts, especially against near-peer adversaries, such as China or Russia. The Drive
  • [New] SXI will continuously monitor the position of the boundary between the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind. phys.org
  • [New] None of China's carbon targets exclude the possibility that coal and energy consumption will rise at home in the near term. Reuters
  • [New] The UK's share of international aviation and shipping emissions, which will be formally included in its climate targets for the first time as of the sixth carbon budget, are not expected to change significantly in the near future. Carbon Brief
  • [New] The warning, delivered by the UNEP, means countries like Australia - one of the world's largest coal and gas producers - cannot expect future demand for fossil fuel resources like coal and gas to continue at anywhere near current levels into the future. reneweconomy
  • [New] Access to free uncapped Wi-Fi can help remove barriers and provide equal access to the internet for quality education, employment opportunities and other essential digital services, to help bridge the digital divide. businesslive
  • [New] China's provocative military activity near Taiwan is destabilizing, risks miscalculation and undermines regional peace and stability. KD Revision
  • [New] While humans on Earth are protected by Earth's magnetic field, Space Weather can have an extreme and disruptive impact on satellites in orbit and infrastructure on Earth, and ultimately our society. SciTechDaily
  • [New] The Netherlands have surpassed Sweden as well as Spain and are now in the fourth place on the list of countries that VCs stated most frequently as their expected top 3 promising countries in the near future. European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • [New] Oil demand is already near its all-time peak, and will drop after the mid-2020s, driven by the mass transition to electric vehicles. PRI
  • [New] The spokesperson of the US Department of Defense accused the Chinese mainland of provocative military activity near Taiwan that is destabilizing, risks miscalculations, and undermines regional peace and stability. China Daily
  • [New] If FOMC communications trigger the expectation that the Fed will increase its policy rate in the near future, banks will tend to make an incremental increase in their loan rates. PUBLICATIONS
  • [New] The International Energy Agency stresses that achieving Net Zero emissions targets by mid-century requires immediately ceasing support for the development of new coal, oil and gas fields and states that projected energy demand can be met by cost-competitive zero-carbon alternatives. ID4D
  • [New] OneWeb is now over the halfway point toward delivering global service by 2022 and is seeing growing demand from telecommunications providers, ISPs, and governments worldwide to offer its low-latency, high-speed connectivity services. IAB
  • [New] Improved efficiency shows the greatest potential to reduce diesel consumption in the near term through the mid-2030s, followed by fuel switching to LNG. / China Scientific Reports
  • [New] The United States and Russia might be able to agree in the near term on a policy that nuclear weapons would only be used as a measure of defensive last resort. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • [New] The consequences of climate change can already be seen in the South West of England, and it's predicted to be significantly affected by climate change in the near future, with increased extreme weather events, such as flood, drought and heatwaves. Institution of Civil Engineers
  • [New] The CEPA is expected to further boost transactions and investment in bio, aerospace, hydrogen and renewable energy, and many other fields. Yonhap News Agency
  • [New] As the United States continues to shift its strategic emphasis and focus toward near-peer competition, it is likely that deep knowledge about al-Qa' ida and the Islamic State will diminish over time, especially as seasoned government experts retire, shift to other problems, or take on new jobs. Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
  • Under the terms of the offtake agreement, BP Singapore will buy 100% of the crude produced from the Cliff Head oil field, commingled with crude and condensate of other producers on FOB Kwinana terms. rigzone.com
  • If health is made central to the climate agenda, then actions taken to reach UK net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will have near-term benefits for human health, in the UK, as well as helping to reduce the risks to health from global climate change. Health Management and Policy Alert
  • HONG KONG-Cost pressures on Chinese factories continued to accumulate last month as energy prices soared, dimming hope that global inflation would ease in the near term. WSJ

Last updated: 24 October 2021


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