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Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Irene Banos Ruiz discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website about the issues relating to cooling more sustainably than we are now.   How to prevent cooling from warming up the world Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while such appliances save lives, they’re also … Continue reading

Global risks of lack of access to cooling

Global risks of lack of access to cooling

Stefan Jungcurt writes on the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s SDG Knowledge Hub about a new report that raises concerns about the large number of people with insufficient access to adequate refrigeration and cooling.   SEforALL Report Sounds Alarm on Risks Related to Lack of Access to Cooling Around the world, 1.1 billion people have … Continue reading

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

New online platform to facilitate users’ efforts to evaluate and visualise the state of the environment

New online platform to facilitate users’ efforts to evaluate and visualise the state of the environment

Lynn Wagner explains on the International Institute for Environment and Development SDG Knowledge Hub website about a new platform to help users monitor environmental conditions. It could be useful for you.   Resource Watch Facilitates Data Access and SDG Monitoring The World Resources Institute (WRI) and over 30 partners have released the beta version of … Continue reading

Come On! A master class

Come On! A master class

It is seldom one attends an event where you sit there in total awe. This was a Thought Leadership Forum co-organised by the Club of Rome and the European Policy Centre on April 12th in Brussels. The event was discussing the recent report to the Club of Rome – Come On! Capitalism, short-termism, population and … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: The HERA Group, from local utility to global sustainable development. A unique approach that could change the way utilities do business around the world

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: The HERA Group, from local utility to global sustainable development. A unique approach that could change the way utilities do business around the world

Today I want to bring to the attention of the reader The Hera Group (Gruppo Hera), an Italian multi-utility that with its unique business strategy respects the environment while creating shared value to its customers. The company brings innovation on all fronts, from Circular Economy, Utility 4.0, Smart City, to Customer Experience. Let’s start from … Continue reading

The contribution of indigenous peoples for the development of many technologies

The contribution of indigenous peoples for the development of many technologies

Too often we simply think that our modern societies are responsible for all developments. Jesse Popp, Adjunct professor, Biology at Laurentian University in Canada explains the substantial contribution made by indigenous peoples. This is an important post for all EiD readers.   How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have … Continue reading