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Action on cutting carbon well underway in niche apparel, energy, and art

Action on cutting carbon well underway in niche apparel, energy, and art

“Plastic is a design failure, a band-aid. It has to go,” said Cyrill Gutsch, CEO of Parley Mothership, on the closing day of the SDG Action Zone. To identify concrete carbon-cutting actions, the 4-hour micro-panel stretched beyond

Biodiversity
Damilola Ogunbiyi On How To Accelerate Electricity Access

Damilola Ogunbiyi On How To Accelerate Electricity Access

Energy access is key to improving the well-being of people who are experiencing economic hardship, according to this week’s speakers at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy and the Energy Action Days. So far, the transition to

Energy
Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Cities are grappling with how to address the growing impacts of climate change. Two panels at Climate Week NYC took a broad view of what those impacts are and urged cities to abandon their siloed mindset about

Climate
Innovation Emerges in Unlikely Quarters at Climate Week Today

Innovation Emerges in Unlikely Quarters at Climate Week Today

When it comes to cutting carbon, today’s Climate Week talks showed that creativity can come from unlikely places. Take South Africa’s Western Cape. Along with its stunning scenery come cataclysmic climate impacts, owing to the

Climate
Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Women and young people were vocal and visible at today’s Climate Week sessions, particularly those on renewable energy and agriculture. Noteworthy among today’s many meetings was The Urban Energy Transition: Powering Green and Just Cities for

Climate
Will the EU Green Deal Help or Hinder Africa’s Own Green Development?

Will the EU Green Deal Help or Hinder Africa’s Own Green Development?

This is the question with which a group of experts from across the continent grappled today at a panel discussion organised by Brookings Global and the UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). Fatima Denton, Director at UNU-INRA

Climate
Kate Brandt on Taking Google Carbon-Free

Kate Brandt on Taking Google Carbon-Free

Google, the first company to be carbon-neutral throughout its entire operating history, now wants to go a stage further, committing to becoming totally carbon-free in all its operations by 2030 and acting as a beacon

Energy
Luud Schimmelpennink: The Che Guevara Of Bike Sharing

Luud Schimmelpennink: The Che Guevara Of Bike Sharing

As an icon of the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s, the famous picture of Che Guevara in a beret has proved remarkably durable. Less familiar today, though created around the same time by the vanguard

Energy
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Flight Of The Concorde

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Flight Of The Concorde

Away from the space race, a second contest was under way in the 1960s: a battle to pioneer super-fast passenger aircraft operating at velocities in excess of the speed of sound. Concorde, a collaboration between

Energy
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Man On The Moon

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Man On The Moon

Russia took an early lead in the ‘space race’ with its ‘Sputnik moment’ in 1957, the first successful launch of an earth-orbiting artificial satellite. Four years later, Yuri Gagarin became the first astronaut to journey

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