Tag Archives: Low-carbon economy

17Jan/23

New ETC Insights Briefing

In its latest Insights Briefing, “Streamlining planning and permitting to accelerate wind and solar deployment”, the ETC highlights how governments, civil society and wind and solar developers can take action to reduce unnecessary delays caused by common planning and permitting barriers in renewables deployment whilst maintaining strong environmental, bio-diversity and social safeguards. Continue reading*———

27Oct/22

Drivn: Blockchain Startup Enables Users to Earn an Income While Saving the Planet

Transport accounts for around 33% of global carbon emissions, but 48% of people are not aware of their individual carbon footprint. Drivn, the brainchild of three Danish founders, aims to change the world’s travel behavior towards a more sustainable future. Continue reading

03Oct/22

Three reasons a weak pound is bad news for the environment

Katharina Richter, University of Bristol; Alix Dietzel, University of Bristol, and Alvin Birdi, University of Bristol

The day before new UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget plan for economic growth, a pound would buy you about $1.13. After financial markets rejected the plan, the pound suddenly sunk to around $1.07. Though it has since rallied thanks to major intervention from the Bank of England, the currency remains volatile and far below its value earlier this year.

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30Sep/22

‘Dark data’ is killing the planet – we need digital decarbonisation

Tom Jackson, Loughborough University and Ian R. Hodgkinson, Loughborough University

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of things sensors that have no purpose.

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19Sep/22

Land Sector Can – and Must – Reach Net Zero Annual Emissions by 2030. Where, What and How Food is Grown is Critical

To avoid catastrophic climate change, the land sector – including agriculture, forestry and natural land protection and restoration – must reach net zero emissions by 2030, according to new research from Conservation International. Continue reading