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Top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world
We explore the top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world, detailing their initiatives to get there and their future ambitions to ensure they remain pro-green
Keeping the lights on – the UK’s future energy sourcing challenge
Greg Saunders, Partner at Clarke Willmott shares his thoughts on the need for the UK to have a robust energy sourcing strategy for the future.
Waste thermal energy recovery and conversion
Professor Savvas Tassou, Brunel University London, discusses how waste thermal energy recovery and conversion to electrical energy can contribute to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industries.
flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel
The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
Sustainable shipping into the next decade
Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), looks ahead to the challenges for international shipping as the next decade approaches.
Climate change impacts and greenhouse gases in Japan: A policy perspective
The Ministry of the Environment’s ambitions in Japan are detailed here, with a special focus on climate change impacts and greenhouse gases policy.
No deal Brexit means new rules for refrigeration
The UK government has launched a new system to ensure they maintain current restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the event of a no deal Brexit.
How is the logistics industry responding to climate change?
Weather systems, freak storms, affected sea routes and environmental transformation are climate change factors changing the logistics industry: how will they survive?
Synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass
The ToSynFuel project concerns synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass.
Delivering climate information for the regions
Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS) has been selected as a co-host for the new World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA).
From net zero energy buildings to autonomous city districts: A necessary step towards the...
Professor Marc Frère of the University of Mons Research Institute for Energy looks at the arguments for creating low energy demand buildings
Combatting climate change: Microbial diversity and biomass issues in the North
Dr Taina Pennanen and Dr Hannu Fritze from Natural Resources Institute Finland share their thoughts on microbial diversity and biomass issues in the north in terms of combatting climate change in the North of our planet.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: The UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy
David Taylor, Head of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Flogas shares his views on the UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy and the extent to which this will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Ocean and climate change: Time for a new wave of energy
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries examines ocean and climate change and argues that now is the time for a new wave of energy
Canada’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen their clean growth economy
Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, Catherine McKenna details the country’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen their clean growth economy
Clean air targets could be met sooner than expected
A new study indicates that clean air targets for reducing NO2 emissions from vehicles could be achieved sooner than expected Government clean air targets underestimate how long it will take to reduce NO2 emissions, according to new data. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, says the initial figures from the University...
UN warns governments over greenhouse gas emissions gap
The UN has warned that the emissions gap between government greenhouse gas targets and current levels is 'unacceptable' and needs to be reduced
OAG takes a look at Germany’s 2050 Climate Action Plan
Germany’s ambitious 2050 Climate Action Plan is now well underway, as Open Access found out from Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks Germany is pressing ahead with climate reduction targets following the Paris meeting at the end of 2015. Through their Climate Action Plan 2050, the German government is committed to...
Decommissioning offshore oil and gas platforms: is this the best approach?
Daniel Bastreri, marine consultant with Thomson Unicomarine, considers whether the complete removal offshore structures during decommissioning is the best solution for marine ecology. The benefits of leaving disused offshore installations in the North Sea should be re-examined in light of years of data and information from monitoring programmes for the...
E3-Modelling research finds first-mover advantage for the European Union as frontrunner in climate action
In Paris, delegates from the 196 UN parties met in December 2015 to negotiate a global climate agreement. Countries accounting for roughly a quarter of global emissions met the March deadline to provide targets for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) while at the same time some of the leading...