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
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
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
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
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