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How 3-D Printing Could Decrease Carbon Emissions. Or Maybe Increase Them.

One of the most exciting areas of advanced manufacturing is 3-D printing. While it has been around for many years to produce crude prototypes, 3-D printing is now being used to make everything from jet engines and complex machine parts to bridges and buildings, artificial limbs and biomedical tissue. One company is even producing 3-D printing machines for use by NASA in space to avoid costly space flights to supply the International Space Station. It is still too early to determine the full potential of 3-D printing, but the technology is advancing quickly. Yet the environmental impacts of 3-D printing have been little studied, and may cut the other way too, writes Jason Bordoff in the Wall Street Journal.

 

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December 14, 2022 Commentary Climate Change

Energy and Water for Sovereignty: South Sudan’s Regional Diplomacy and the Geopolitics of the Nile Basin

In June 2022, the government of South Sudan acknowledged that Egypt had delivered equipment for resuming its long-dormant Jonglei Canal megaproject by dredging tributaries of the White Nile.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

December 12, 2022 Reports Climate Change

Thematic Bonds: Financing Net-Zero Transition in Emerging Market and Developing Economies

A significant gap exists globally between the financing needed and the current level of spending to meet net-zero goals.

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.

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Op-eds & Essays Climate Change

How 3-D Printing Could Decrease Carbon Emissions. Or Maybe Increase Them.

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