AI regulation agreed in EU, Red Sea tensions escalate

EU's AI Act regulates ChatGPT-like systems, sets fines for misuse; nature-negative investments total $7 trillion; Iranian rebels attack Red Sea ships, escalating regional tensions

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[7.8] $7 trillion annually invested in nature-negative activities — UNEP

The 2023 State of Finance for Nature report, released at COP28, reveals that global investments harmful to nature total nearly $7 trillion annually, about 7% of global GDP. Nature-negative investments, primarily from five key industries, are over 30 times higher than nature-positive investments, currently at $200 billion. Government and private sectors must increase nature-positive investments, with a target of $542 billion annually by 2030 and $737 billion by 2050, to achieve global targets.

[7.3] EU reaches political agreement on comprehensive A.I. regulation — The New York Times [$]

EU policymakers agreed on the A.I. Act, a law regulating artificial intelligence. It aims to balance AI's societal, economic benefits, and risks like job automation and misinformation. The Act targets high-risk AI applications, enforcing transparency for systems like ChatGPT, and restricts facial recognition use by law enforcement. Violations could lead to fines up to 7% of global sales. Although a regulatory breakthrough, its effectiveness and enforcement remain uncertain, with implementation expected in 12-24 months.

[7.2] Iran-backed rebels attacked commercial vessels in Red Sea — The Independent

Iran-backed rebels attacked three ships in the Red Sea, including one from Britain. The U.S. Navy's USS Carney responded, destroying three drones. These attacks, linked to regional tensions, pose a threat to international shipping. The UK and U.S. are focusing on securing these important trade routes, with the Royal Navy sending more ships and the U.S. planning further actions.

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