Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Adam Fishman Lynn Wagner explains on the International Institute for Environment and Development SDG Knowledge Hub website about blockchain’s potential for contributing to SDG implementation.  This week Energycities also announced a new report on blockchain and the energy transition. It is available here.   Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Blockchain in Practice This week’s brief … Continue reading

“The people of northern Canada face many social challenges and are bearing the brunt of global warming”

“The people of northern Canada face many social challenges and are bearing the brunt of global warming”

With the impact of climate change, the Arctic region is incredibly vulnerable and adaptation is not simple. Cody Dey, Emma Hodgson, Aerin Jacob, Jennifer Provencher, David Yurkowski and Jean Polfus write on the Policy Options website that Canada’s federal government should rely on the knowledge of Arctic Indigenous peoples and on Arctic science. These are … Continue reading

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

The low-carbon energy transition is not simple. South Africa’s state-owned energy company, Eskom, has largely encouraged the development of coal and nuclear power. Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, provides good arguments why Eskom should be moving more in the direction of renewables in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading