Ensuring a just transition in emerging economies where informal workers are the norm can be particularly complicated. New structures are needed to bring together diverse groups including government representatives, trade labour organisations and indigenous populations.
As we emerge from the pandemic, to what extent have interpretations of a more sustainable, citizen-centric and safer urban environment shifted – and what does best practice look like? Dave Hopping of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Expo 2020 Dubai’s Nadimeh Mehra give us a glimpse of the future.
Transitioning heating systems and power stations from coal to wood was generally considered beneficial for the climate, but science-based opposition to 'climate neutral' assumptions about biomass is gaining traction.
Coal has to go, and fast, if net-zero emissions targets are to be met and the world to avoid dangerous climate change. The EU and US should join forces to lead the effort, argue Pieter de Pous from E3G and Steve Herz from the Sierra Club.
Researchers are developing solid-state lithium batteries that are safer, more powerful and longer lasting than today’s batteries, with electric vehicle applications the Holy Grail, Princeton University’s Kelsey Hatzell tells Energy Monitor.
With more than 100 of the world's largest businesses committed to entirely electric fleets by 2030, there will soon be millions more electric vehicles on the road, requiring huge investment in charging infrastructure. How might digital technologies help ease the transition to electromobility?