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How cities can get us halfway to the Paris target

City-level initiatives including low carbon transport and building energy efficiency can achieve 51 per cent of the emissions cuts needed to meet the Paris Agreement, a report by Arup in…

How to spend an extra US$600 billion a year on climate finance

Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s…

Bob Inglis on a conservative’s battle for the planet

The political reality right now is that conservative climate deniers rule in both the US and Australia. That’s an unpalatable reality to many people, but according to former US Republican…

Data, cities and a new civic pride

Victorian England. From the shadows of wealth grew poverty. Slums slumped against symbols of civic pride, cowering next to towering town halls funded through rich merchant princes, whose elitist rule…

How we can move to a “car-lite” city

Fancy shooting off to a meeting on an electric scooter powered by a publicly available solar charger? It’s already do-able in Singapore, and could be part of the recipe for…