14th Oct 2020 The cost of electrifying the UK's cars
Low Carbon Transition
By Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
Paris Climate Agreement
In episode 7 of Rob Hopkins' podcast, "From What If To What Next", Kate Raworth – an economist and author of Doughnut Economics [...]
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better [...]
This paper investigates the divergence of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings. Based on data from six prominent rating agencies, the authors decompose [...]
How will clean energy remake geopolitics? Listen to this podcast to hear how The Economist sees this critical area evolving.
Rapid growth in the market for electric vehicles is imperative, to meet global targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to improve air quality [...]
Renewable energy production is necessary to halt climate change and reverse associated biodiversity losses. However, generating the required technologies and infrastructure will drive [...]
On episode 4 of the Energy vs Climate podcast, energy experts David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon and Ed Whittingham discuss their recent editorial in [...]
Try the Global Footprint Network's Footprint Calculator to find out your Ecological Footprint and personal Earth Overshoot Day.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) identifies 23 minerals that will be critical to the development and deployment of solar panels, wind [...]
In this paper, the authors explore the possible evolution of four scenarios of copper demand in Europe to 2050.
Clean energy technologies generally require more minerals than their fossil fuel-based counterparts.
New synthesis shows what a wasted decade means for the climate pact made in Paris.
This report explores how the planet can meet the demand for the minerals which will be needed to deliver on the clean energy [...]
The area used for mineral extraction is a key indicator for understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts caused by the extractive sector. To [...]
Pact and the University of Delaware’s Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) is the first report [...]
Can we achieve economic growth and global prosperity whilst simultaneously reducing – or even reversing – the environmental degradation caused by extracting the [...]
Al Gore talks to Chris Anderson - The coronavirus brought much of the world to a standstill, dropping carbon emissions by five percent. [...]
This paper argues that putting in place a circular economy is a fundamental step towards achieving climate targets.
This paper analyses the underlying tension between the need for rapid decarbonisation, including that required for scaling up ocean-based renewable energy, and the [...]
An analysis of how the shift to a cleaner energy system could impact mineral demand
What is in your smartphone and can it be recycled? Kim Preshoff investigates the sustainability of phone production.
The European Commission sets out its vision for a climate-neutral EU.
We can't create new land and new energy systems at the click of a mouse. And as we sit, exchanging free ideas with [...]
This study aims at estimating the future demand for raw materials in wind turbines and solar PV following several decarbonisation scenarios.
From tea and coffee to cotton to cobalt, there is growing public interest and scrutiny around the impact, whether that be environmental or [...]
The authors put forward their vision for how batteries can contribute to sustainable development and climate change mitigation over the coming decade.
The UN International Resource Panel (IRP) sets out how we can ensure that international governance of our natural resources becomes intertwined with vital [...]
Comparing Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Supplying Base Metals from Land Ores and Seafloor Polymetallic Nodules.
Metals are a key enabler of economic development and human progress, and a requirement for the expansion of clean energy.
The GLEC Framework is the global method for the calculation and reporting of logistics emissions.
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