Opinion

The case for ‘design-for-recycling' of electrical transformers

With their high economic value and substantial metal content, most medium-power transformers…

Nature-based solutions for water security

Water scarcity is threatening human civilization like never before. It is time…

The Equator Prize

Organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme, the…

Time for Europe to lead water stewardship

The European Union has been evaluating and addressing several pressing water issues…

How can we transition to regenerative land-use, faster?

Here’s the question: what knowledge do we need to accelerate the transition…

People at the heart of public transport’s digitalization

UITP’s Senior Expert Jaspal Singh reflects on the digital revolution’s impacts on…

All aboard! 2021 is the European Year of Rail

Let’s go behind the scenes of the European Year of Rail and…

The Qanat system: Ancient technology for sustainable water use

Originally developed in ancient Persia, the qanat system of water channels was…

The rising tide of energy communities

Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis. It can…

Energetic women taking a stand

According to  a 2019 IRENA study, women represent only 32% of the…

Anything left to salvage in the EU’s farm policy?

Considering the many blows that our initial hopes for a fairer and…

Putting feel-good tree planting into perspective

Tree planting has been heralded as the accessible and affordable solution to…

Why the energy transition will fail without technology and trees

Research suggests little conflict between stemming biodiversity loss and a massive buildout…

Moving toward a zero waste lifestyle

It can seem like not a day passes by without more bad…

Improving grid interconnection to mitigate climate change

Decentralization of energy distribution is a popular energy solution, but interconnectivity on…

Searching for cities in forests

These classic works of non-fiction explore two different expeditions searching for lost…