Transformative strategies, win-win solutions and enabling conditions for energy poverty eradication and climate resilient livelihoods - Insights from India, Indonesia and South Africa

11 July 2018 | by Dr. J. David Tàbara, Pacia Diaz, Louis Lemkow, Auditya Sary, Dr. Takeshi Takama, Lauren Hermanus, Sean Andrew, Gina Ziervogel, Manisha Mishra

Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for all by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7.1) would require bringing energy to 1.1 billion people currently without electricity and nearly 2.8 billion people without access to clean cooking facilities.

The emergence of collaborative transformative capacities for urban sustainability in Barcelona

06 July 2018 | by Dr. J. David Tàbara, Pacia Diaz, Dina Hestad, Louis Lemkow

Although Barcelona is generally regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe regarding the development of smart solutions for urban sustainability, many difficulties and problems still remain, e.g. air quality issue.

Can Societies Adapt to 21st Century Sea-level Rise?

29 June 2018 | by Dr. Jochen Hinkel

Sea-levels may rise substantially above 1 or even 2 meters during the 21st century. To what extent will coastal societies be able to adapt?

Sustainability transition through energy efficiency in the housing sector of Istanbul

22 June 2018 | by Mahir Yazar, Dr. Ali K. Saysel

Energy efficiency is promoted by the International Energy Agency as the ‘hidden fuel’ that contains one of the highest potential for climate change action globally. The EU’s energy efficiency mandates are some of the prerequisites that Turkey has to follow during its process of EU accession.

Challenges to establishing agroecological SMEs

22 June 2018 | by Elena Apostoli Cappello, Dr. Sander van der Leeuw

Successfully establishing an SME (Small and medium-sized enterprise) that markets local produce outside established distribution networks is challenging and not always successful. It is attempted in many different parts of Europe and the world, and better understanding of the dynamics involved...