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The NewJET project: Additional benefits of Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation

Dr Simon Blakey talks us through The NewJET project pioneered by the University of Birmingham, which is creating Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation.
net zero future

Cadent: Using hydrogen for a net zero future

The owner of the UK’s biggest gas distribution network, with 80,000 miles of pipes, explains how gas has a role in the net zero future.
ESB Smart Energy Services

Public sector expertise and private sector innovation deliver tangible results for Dundee city

Here, we discover that Dundee’s partnership with ESB Smart Energy Services has brought 4.9 megawatts of sustainable energy online in just 18 months.
green government

Websites hold the key to green government

While public sector organisations are exploring ways to meet their sustainability commitments, there’s often one obvious area that is overlooked: Varnish Software’s Lars Larsson explains why websites hold the key to green government.
air quality around schools

Improving air quality around schools

Mathew Hassell, founder and CEO of Kura, discusses how the school run can be changed to improve the air quality around schools and protect children’s health, following the reduction in pollution amid the UK lockdown.
open access government April 2020, government policy issues

Open Access Government April 2020

The April 2020 edition of Open Access Government covers a remarkable breadth of stimulating content on government policy issues throughout the world, such as health, research, robotics & AI, international development, transport, energy and environment plus much more!
reverse vending technology

The role of reverse vending technology in a deposit return scheme

Truls Haug explains the role of reverse vending technology in deposit return schemes, ahead of the schemes set to be introduced in the UK over the coming years.
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HYDROUSA: Water loops with regenerative business models for the Mediterranean

Here, Simos Malamis explains the HYDROUSA project, which seeks to innovate wastewater treatment and create regenerative business models in the Mediterranean region.
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Accelerating transitions for a Green Deal: Preparing a recovery after the pandemic

Here, Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz discusses the overlaps between transitioning to a Green Deal and preparing for recovery after the pandemic.
European Green Deal, Biodiversity,

The European Green Deal: Biodiversity can’t wait

President of the Study Group on The sustainable economy we need at EESC, Josep Puxeu Rocamora, argues that when it comes to the European Green Deal, biodiversity cannot wait.

polynSPIRE: Building a future without plastic waste

Here, Tatiana Garcia-Armingol discusses proposed innovations in mass recycling that seek to create a functional future without plastic waste.
recycling legislation

UK recycling legislation proposals for 2023: The future of commercial food waste

Grant Keenan, Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, examines Scotland’s implementation of tighter food waste recycling legislation and what it will mean for the similar incoming UK government legislation.
LANDSUPPORT - Agriculture and forest

LANDSUPPORT – Creating a GeoSpatial Decision Support System

LANDSUPPORT aims to help support sustainable agriculture and forestry, and evaluate land use, with the development of a GeoSpatial Decision Support System.
stewards of the arctic

The stewards of the Arctic: A changing region requires cooperation

Einar Gunnarsson, Ambassador Arctic Affairs, Iceland and Chair of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials, sheds light on why the changing region of the Arctic requires cooperation.
deposit return schemes

The environment: A focus on deposit return schemes to increase recycling

Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, states the case for real change when it comes to the environment, including introducing deposit return schemes to increase recycling and clamp down on litter.
sustainable aviation fuels

Transport and the environment: Sustainable aviation fuels

Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, Environment from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), shares her expertise on sustainable aviation fuels in this focus on transport and the environment.
polyfluoro alkyl substances

The “Forever” Chemicals: Per-/Polyfluoro Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

Peter Andrew and Pamela J. Lein explain the ongoing situation of the “Forever” Chemicals, Per-/Polyfluoro Alkyl Substances (PFAS).
plastic crisis

The plastic crisis: What’s the big deal with microplastics?

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, sheds light on the plastic crisis and explains what the big deal is with microplastics.
lowering carbon emissions

Driving to neutral: 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, has spoken to many local councils about removing parking machines, encouraging electric vehicle use and using data to impact traffic patterns. Here, he has compiled a list of his top 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions.
societal issues

Can artificial intelligence solve our societal issues?

James Lloyd-Townshend, CEO of Jefferson Frank, discusses how artificial intelligence can be used to address societal issues from healthcare to climate change and much more.

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