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Unreal Estate: a New Way of Building

Our buildings are immobile goods. Silent behemoths, slowly changing over the years. Every so often, they are torn down. More frequently, they are renovated, to limit their decay. M...

Climate change: why activists are putting a premium on insurers

Small talk needs a new conversation starter. As weather events batter people, property and productivity from sea to rising sea, the physical reality of the connection between weath...

Foooood! Eating is a political act

Every time we lift our fork to our mouth, we do so with blind faith toward the products we have on our plate. The hygiene of food supply chains is ever more guaranteed by stringent...

A new Eu policy for sustainable product

The EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan 2020 strives to bring about a green transition of the European economy. It looks at the entire life cycle of products and their materials, fro...

Metropolis 2052. The future belongs to circular cities

Forced to watch it from balconies and windows, a city, to those who have experienced urban lockdown, appeared as an unknown and largely misunderstood object. In the frenzy of produ...

World Environment Day: conservation is no longer enough, it’s time for restoration

The year 2021 started with some news that mostly went unnoticed, as, after all, did many other things in a pandemic-dominated year-long news cycle. A study published in Nature esti...

The Invisible Thread. Textile and Outdoor Industry towards Circularity

The textile industry makes a significant contribution to the global economy, with over 430 million workers worldwide. A thriving market in constant growth. But while the volume of ...

Hydrogen Future

The Clean Hydrogen industry can avoid 82 million-ton CO2 emissions per year in the EU and create 140,000-170,000 jobs: a vital contribution to the European Green Deal.Carbon Neutra...

RenewAfrica, the public-private partnership for renewable energy in Africa

The Agenda 2030 makes it clear: in order to achieve a fair and sustainable development, it is necessary to build alliances that see public and private stakeholders collaborating to...

Going Full Throttle with Biofuels

Along with the construction and manufacturing sectors, transport is still a top priority for decarbonisation strategies. According to the World Resource institute’s data for 2020, ...

Smart City Live 2020: what cities should do in the new normal scenario?

Covid-19 has turned everything inside out. In cities, too. The pandemic has left an indelible mark on the outlook of the urban coat and is forcing city officials to rethink urban d...

Circular Economy for Food: Value Connections Amongst Food, Humankind, and the Planet

Those dealing with macro scenarios know these numbers all too well: in 2050, in order to feed 9.1 billion people, food availability will have to increase by about 70% (benchmarked ...

Energy poverty in Africa: the time to act is now

It is called energy poverty, and it is considered one of the most limiting conditions for human development. The difficulty of individuals and families in accessing reliable energy...

Travelling Light. Will the New Tourism be Circular?

Canadian poet Anne Carson once said that “the only rule of travel is: don't come back as you left. Come back different”. Today, this idea could be applied to the concept of travel ...

Tourism is Dead, Long Live Tourism

The global tourism industry is vast, complex and critical to many local and national economies. Until recently, it represented a tenth of global employment and 7% of global exports...

Circular Antivirus

We’re facing the greatest economic crisis in history. But the wise always know how to turn a difficult time into a moment of opportunity. This is the first time we have had such a ...

The circular economy and the European Green Deal

According to anthropologists, around 12 000 years ago at the dawn of the Neolithic Revolution, when humans ceased hunting and gathering, there may have been between 2 and 20 millio...

Beyond the Lockdown

In the United States there are 36 million people already out of work. In Europe, by the end of May, 60 million could, be laid off or suffer a sharp reduction in salary. In the rest...

Falling in Love with SDG’s and the New Green Deal

Ladeja Godina Košir is the Chair of CG of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP), Founder & Executive Director of Circular Change and co-leader of the Research ...

The Return to a Green-Thinking Italy

Within the first 100 days, Timmermans will have to present the first European law on climate. Additionally, he will have to follow the existing circular economy pathway, continuing...