Blogs

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...

Transforming urban mobility towards sustainability through the sharing economy

21 June 2018 | by Dr. Yuge Ma, Dr. Diana Mangalagiu, Dr. Thomas F. Thornton

Shanghai is one of the largest cities and most vibrant economic centres in the world. Rapid urban sprawl together with population growth in the past 30 years has placed severe pressures on its infrastructure and ecology, especially on the transport system. The city’s notoriously congested and...

Final GREEN-WIN Conference

15 May 2018 | by Gonzalo Gamboa, Dr. J. David Tàbara

On 13-14 March 2018 , partners of the Green-win project met stakeholders from around the world at Casa Convalescència of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) for the final conference of the project on Actions for climate: Narratives, win-win solutions and climate finance.

Forthcoming Publication: The ability of societies to adapt to 21st century sea-level rise

15 May 2018 | by Dr. Jochen Hinkel, Jeroen C.J.H, Sally Brown, Jose A. Jiménez, Daniel Lincke, Robert J. Nicholls, Paolo Scussolini, Agust.n Sanchez-Arcilla, Athanasios Vafeidis, Kwasi Appeaning

Against the background of possible substantial sea-level rise, an important question is, to what extent are coastal societies able to adapt?