Urban Environment

How are cities leading climate action? How can they redefine their environment to increase efficiency and lower emissions?


Sweden sets an example and closes its last coal plant

Author | Jaime Ramos It was toward the end of 2015 when 195 countries signed a significant agreement at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21). It was a historic environmental commitment, which we now know as the Paris Agreement. This document established a series of key objectives to be met by ...
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Smart agriculture to tackle climate change

Author | Tania Alonso Cascallana The agricultural sector is the largest employer in the world. It is estimated to provide work and income to at least 40% of the existing population and is considered to be the main livelihood of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. In the coming decades, ...
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Pontus Westerberg, UN-Habitat: “People need to be allowed to offer their own solutions to the problems in the places in which they live”

Author | Arantxa Herranz Pontus Westerberg is the Program Management Officer for the UN-Habitat Global Space Program. Under his leadership, the Block by Block program has been launched, which uses a popular block building video game so that people can redesign their ideal cities, providing ideas “at street level” for urban ...

Egypt builds its new capital

Author | Eduardo Bravo Cairo, with its history dating back thousands of years, is one of the most attractive cities on Earth from a historical point of view. However, for that same temporal reason, its urban development is not exactly an example of sustainable growth. Cairo, covering an area of 550 ...
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How to solve water scarcity with AI technology?

Author | Arantxa Herranz It is estimated that around 785 million people in the world lack even a basic drinking-water service and at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces, transmitting diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. The World Health Organisation figures also ...