Office for Budget Responsibility data shows the net cost of the UK’s energy transition is to be borne by the power and buildings sectors.
The region's two main finance hubs are moving quickly to adopt global best practice on sustainable finance. They recognise policy certainty in this area is necessary to drive investment into companies, particularly given Asia's distinct characteristics.
Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of Brompton, on climate change, fitness and the future of urban transport.
Work, education, entertainment, or simply better connectivity all draw people to urban areas. By the end of this century, around 85% of the world population are predicted to live in cities, but new research has shone a light on what suburban means for emission levels.
A majority of European countries have failed to comply with the latest nearly zero-energy buildings standards, which must be revised to make them more harmonised, says the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a think tank.
Amsterdam’s fig trees are showing why cities will play a vital role in the fight to stop the decline of biodiversity
Ever since humans started to create settlements thousands of years ago, many plant and animal species have struggled to survive. However, some have managed to find a new habitat inside and around urban areas. Could a change in human attitude towards nature help to halt the decline of biodiversity?
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
Real estate investment trust Gecina has completed the landmark green conversion of its entire debt portfolio. Finance head Nicolas Dutreuil explains the rationale and process of the first restructuring of its type in the property sector.
As we emerge from the pandemic, to what extent have interpretations of a more sustainable, citizen-centric and safer urban environment shifted – and what does best practice look like? Dave Hopping of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Expo 2020 Dubai’s Nadimeh Mehra give us a glimpse of the future.
Join the dots: How the smart campus concept can help better harness renewables, empower communities, and decarbonise our cities
Smart campuses making efficient use of building space, energy and mobility could help urban centres to curb carbon emissions and drive energy transition. Siemens Smart Infrastructure’s Matthias Rebellius and IRENA’s Gauri Singh discuss the need for innovation and collaboration at a localised level in order to deliver urban decarbonisation.
A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency reveals the importance of a nuanced approach to the energy transition and openness to best practice across municipalities.
When you think about soil, you probably think of rolling fields of countryside. But what about urban soil? With city dwellers expected to account for 68% of the world’s population by 2050, this oft-forgotten resource is increasingly important.
Slow down and embrace nature. The pandemic recovery offers an opportunity to put green and blue space as the focus of development to help in the fight against climate change and improve citizen's well-being.