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Energy  

27 Dec 2018
Feature by RevolveTeam

Unlocking Capital for Energy Access

SunFunder is a specialist finance company that has unlocked $62 million for solar enterprises from 2012-17. In doing so, it has experimented with a range of structures to increase investment – and discovered ways to help the sector scale-up to a long-term sustainable future, sourcing larger amounts of capital from commercial investors. The Energy Access […]

Water  

14 Dec 2018
Q&A by RevolveTeam

Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is the relation between the need and the availability of water.

Energy  

7 Dec 2018
Editorial by RevolveTeam

Why city-dwellers should care about forests

Trees shade city streets and parks raise property values. Trees provide cooling shade and help moderate run-off after storms. They’re good for the mind and body. Urban forests help cleanse the air of pollutants, reducing the incidence of respiratory disease. And their presence makes you feel better: a study in Toronto found that having an […]

Nature  

18 Oct 2018
Editorial by RevolveTeam

Bad plastics, good plastics

The fact is that plastics are a miracle material and could even be the very thing that saves humanity from catastrophic climate change. The problem in our oceans isn’t plastics, it’s what we do with them. Over the years, we got lazy – creating an infinite number of singleuse, throwaway items like bags, drinking straws […]

Water  

18 Oct 2018
Editorial by RevolveTeam

Let nature do the job

The role of ecosystems and the concept and application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for sustainable water management is not new. Indeed, the use of natural processes to manage water spans millennia, but “nature-based solutions” terminology emerged only recently. NBS are increasingly recognized as important to address complex challenges in water management – water scarcity, quality […]

Nature  

18 Oct 2018
Views by RevolveTeam

Mapping Forests

The CAO is equipped with the world’s most advanced passive-active remote sensing package. Known as the Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, this system integrates a high-fidelity Visible to Shortwave Infrared (VSWIR; 400-2500 nm) imaging spectrometer with a dual-laser, full waveform Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor that is capable of collecting 3-dimensional ecosystem data […]

Water  

19 Sep 2018
Views by RevolveTeam

Mediterranean shores

Living by the sea evokes the wander lust and a more laissez-faire lifestyle of going with the flow of the waves coming in and out. Fishing, loitering, meandering along the shores of the Mediterranean – this shared space so full of culture and history, so full of potential for sustainable development based on a richness […]

Energy  

18 Sep 2018
Views by RevolveTeam

Small Island Developing States

SIDS are on the frontlines of climate change. Despite having done little to cause it, the effects of a warming planet are already beginning to adversely affect livelihoods and security for millions who call islands around the world home. Yet islands are nothing if not resilient, and their collective commitments to renewable energy are proof […]

Energy  

6 Sep 2018
Editorial by RevolveTeam

We Need a Carbon Floor Price

Coal-fired power plants benefit from preferential treatment in the sense that they are exempt from the “polluter pays” principle enshrined in EU treaties. A collapsing EU ETS makes it artificially cheap to emit CO2 at around 5 euros/ton. Unfortunately, the reforms of the ETS put forward by the European Commission for 2020-2030 are not enough […]

Transport  

29 Aug 2018
Editorial by RevolveTeam

Sustainable Mobility

  We are on the brink of a clean industrial revolution and all sectors will be impacted. Transport is no different, and while there will be some disruption in the short-term, in the medium- and longer-term, the changes will bring about massive benefits. Digitalisation, decarbonisation, investment and the needs of people will be core elements […]

Water  

21 Mar 2018
Feature by RevolveTeam

Water Loss Management in Muscat

Water resources in Oman are exposed to manmade and natural threats such as tropical cyclones which are common in Oman, and water losses or Non-Revenue Water (NRW) through pipes leaks and other reasons. The water supply system in Oman is run by a government Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW). The high values of […]

Water  

28 Feb 2018
Feature by RevolveTeam

Strengthening Transboundary Water Cooperation

Transboundary lake and river basins cover nearly half of the Earth’s land surface and account for an estimated 60% of global freshwater flow. Transboundary groundwaters provide drinking and domestic water for about two billion people across the world, support their income and livelihood and play a crucial role in conserving ecosystems. While demands for water […]

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