We often take materials for granted. Steel, cement, chemicals, glass, and bricks form the physical reality of our civilization. We use them to build houses, schools, hospitals, offices, roads, and dykes to reduce the impact of natural disasters. But can we continue to rely on them when their production causes 34% of global CO2 emissions and global leaders pledge to reach … [Read more...] about Net-zero industry could be just around the corner – if governments do this
Achieving the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key step of the regional low-carbon pathway. However, it requires a strong commitment from multiple sectors. Both, government and the private sector must invest in renewable and sustainable energy, considering a long-term vision and the commitment to the Paris Agreement. Decarbonizing the energy sector, … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Energy empowerment: Women trailblazing the inclusive energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Your day in the future. You cook breakfast every morning on an electric induction stove. It is powered, as all appliances in your home, by the solar panels on your roof. To go to work, you take your e-bike or the tram that a wind farm powers outside the city—just another Tuesday with a zero-carbon footprint. And here is the best part: you can afford it. Electricity is so cheap … [Read more...] about Powering everything with renewable electricity will be cheaper and cleaner. Can governments accelerate the transition?
Picture this. Instead of being stuck in traffic jams, you spend time with family or play football with friends. Instead of spending money on car bills and gasoline, you spend it on a healthy dinner or save it for your next holiday. And instead of getting sick from inhaling fumes and forgetting your city overlooks the Andes, you breathe fresh air and see blue skies. This is … [Read more...] about Walkable cities and electric mobility would mean cheaper transport and cleaner air. Can governments deliver?
The sustainability revolution requires interaction and collaboration among various actors to generate the transformational changes needed to address the impacts of climate change. That is why the public and private sectors, civil society and academia must join forces to drive strategies and action towards a carbon-free and climate-resilient economy. The climate change crisis … [Read more...] about Six Lessons on the Sustainability Revolution from “One Region, One Commitment”