designing sustainable cities: NEOM, The Line

Designing sustainable cities for a crowded future

The prospect of nine billion people living on earth from whom 80% will live in cities makes it increasingly important to design sustainable cities that can accommodate this growth, without depleting our resources or contributing to climate change.
sustainable cities: copenhagen

Sustainable cities: how local governments take the lead in going green

A sustainable city is one that is designed to minimize its environmental footprint, while still providing all of the amenities that make it an attractive place to live. But how does it get there?
deserted mine uges

Turning abandoned mines into batteries

A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition.
blockchain

Is there life for blockchain after the crypto crash?

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Will FTX take down the blockchain, the protocol on which cryptocurrencies rely, too? Or is there still life for it after crypto? In Europe, many believe there is.
pfas forever chemicals

3M ends production of PFAS

3M announced it will exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing and work to discontinue the use across its product portfolio by the end of 2025. 3M's decision is based on careful consideration and a thorough evaluation.
nuclear fusion

Nuclear fusion is a black hole for money and energy

The facts about nuclear fusion don't support the hype around it that followed the recent "breakthrough", as many media echoed it. Nuclear fusion will not contribute to solving the current climate and energy crisis.
dehuminization

2022, the year of dehumanization

Chances are that 2022 will go down in the books as the end of European peace after WWII. It was an era of humanity. But in 2022, dehumanization set in.
wind power

Green Bond report: Rethinking sustainable investment

In the latest The Green Bond report, experts explain why hope is likely to prevail and look closer at specific challenges that need to be solved if the transition is to be able to continue gaining speed, including how investors can make a difference.
shein fashion

75-hour weeks for Shein fashion: behind a glitzy Chinese webshop front

Today’s hippest teen-brand Shein fashion is growing rapidly – and its internet-based recipe for success is top secret. And cheap.
emissions

COP27 outcomes: no more hope for the climate

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 outcome results in an agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. When, and how much, money will reach the affected countries remains unclear. No decisions were made to effectively limit climate change.