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There Are Many Gains to Be Had from Reducing Food Losses

16 October 2019

Few issues have generated as much public interest in recent years as food loss and waste, widely agreed to be a moral and technical failure in a world [...]

A Climate Change: An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold

3 October 2019

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are [...]

Can Local Authorities Lead the Transition to Carbon Neutrality?

18 September 2019

In these turbulent times of climatic, economic and social uncertainty, communities and local authorities can and must lead the way in this transformational [...]

Leading the Energy Transition

20 August 2019

A Call to the EUSEW Community It is my pleasure to welcome you to the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, taking place in Brussels and marked [...]

What Next for Energy in Africa?

28 June 2019

On 12 September 2018, during his speech on the State of the Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that "Africa does not need charity, [...]

Rawabi: The New Palestinian City

18 April 2019

There is a time to rejoice, and a time to resist – Rawabi is doing both in defying all odds in building a new city from scratch on the green hills of [...]

Forests Simply Provide Better Health

14 March 2019

Forests are essential to people and the planet. 72% of Europeans live in a city or urban area. Bettering the quality of life, forests have huge value [...]

Doñana: A Story of Destruction and Hope

20 February 2019

Flamingos soaring over shimmering water. The hum of crickets in the scorching heat of an Andalusian summer. An Iberian Lynx nursing its cub in a merciful [...]

On Water Polluter Responsibility

21 January 2019

Water operators have one goal: to keep water safe and clean. European water operators spend millions of euros to remove contaminants from water resources [...]

Back to the Future

21 September 2018

In the 1950s and 1960s, urban planners designed cities around cars. Brussels is a sad example of this: a beautiful city, torn by motorways cutting through [...]

Bad plastics, good plastics

10 June 2018

An unfortunate consequence of our campaigning against the tide of plastic pollution is that some think the United Nations has decided to go to war with [...]

Why City-dwellers Should Care About Forests

26 March 2018

Trees in urban areas make people healthier and happier. Trees shade city streets and parks raise property values. Trees provide cooling shade and help [...]