Category: Sustainable Development

There’s Still No Urgency to Tackle Climate Change…

The release of the IPCC special report just a few days ago has highlighted the disaster we find ourselves barreling towards. The IPCC report found that 1.5℃ of warming above pre-industrial levels could have catastrophic consequences for millions around the world, and without urgent action, we could reach that milestone in just 12 years. In ...

Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive!

The EU has also recently increased its target for the percentage of energy generated by renewables by 2030. Whilst the UK only wanted to raise the target to 30%, a number of countries, including France, argued for the 32%, whilst some feel that the targets could have been increased further (Spain and Italy). Environmental groups ...

Avoiding the ‘Green Space Paradox’

What is Urban Green Space? Cities around the world are usually dominated by towering buildings and huge expanses of housing spreading out from its centre caused by a growing global population and the migration of those living in rural into urban areas. Cities seek economic development for growth which can often come at the expense ...

Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Hosted in Edmonton, Canada, the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference ran from the 5th-7th March and aimed to "inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change." The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference was supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and looks to increase ...