Rapid Transition Alliance Staff

urban trees

The cooling, cleansing power of canopies – urban tree planting takes root

From the London borough of Hackney and Barcelona in Spain, to Freetown in Sierra Leone, increasing the number of trees in cities has been shown to be an important, low-cost, and rapid way to cut pollution, improve health and well-being, and make cities less vulnerable to extreme weather.

December 21, 2022

Geothermal energy in Kenya

Doing development differently: How Kenya is rapidly emerging as Africa’s renewable energy superpower

In 2021, 81% of Kenya’s electricity generation came from the low carbon sources of geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar power.

November 29, 2022


Solar power surges in Spain

Given that sky-high fossil fuel prices are here to stay, and the revived political urgency of bolstering domestic energy generation, solar generation will surge in the coming years – especially in Europe.

September 7, 2022

dropin centre

Rapid transition to beat the heat: Community Resilience

Under the right conditions society, with all its structures and systems, can change as rapidly as the mercury in the thermometers is rising.

August 23, 2022

container ship

Making waves: Electric ships are sailing ahead

While the Yara Birkeland is smaller than some of the cargo ships entering circulation today, which are still fuelled by heavy oil and diesel, the growth in fully electric ships is picking up pace.

July 28, 2022

air conditioning

Rapid transition to beat the heat – Housing

Addressing the shortcomings of our housing stock in the face of increasingly frequent and severe heat waves could stimulate rapid transitions in a variety of key transition areas, such as heat pump installations and reclaiming streetscapes from cars.

July 20, 2022

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