Designing sustainable cities with Urban InVEST software

A new free to use, open-source software may potentially aid in designing sustainable cities worldwide, saving countries billions of pounds.

Using plant probes to enhance sustainable farming

Researchers at KAUST have developed microneedles in several plant-friendly polymers that could enhance sustainable farming.

Studies indicate that mercury content in fish is increasing

Researchers at the University of Helsinki warn that a warming climate and intensifying land use are increasing mercury content in fish.

Unitized regenerative fuel cells for improved hydrogen production

Researchers show that unitized regenerative fuel cells lead to enhanced hydrogen production and power generation.

The European Environmental Bureau is pursuing a circular economy

Stephane Arditi from the European Environmental Bureau spoke to Innovation News Network about the instruments that can be used to promote a circular mode of operation. It is estimated that it takes the Earth 18 months to replenish the resources...

What’s next for Portugal after the 2020 sustainability programme?

Innovation News Network speaks to João Pedro Matos Fernandes, the Environment Minister for Portugal about policies and plans after the Portugal 2020 sustainability programme. The Portuguese Government is on target to hit its 2020 sustainability programme goals and over the...

Disrupting the status quo: producer responsibility and the circular economy

Linda Grieder of RethinkResource explains how the company’s Circado platform, which allows the convenient exchange of production side streams, could help producers deliver on circular economy ambitions The current state of knowledge is unambiguous: our way of life and our...

Progress towards the Paris Agreement climate targets

Innovation News Network carries the comments of the European Climate Action Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, at the EU for Talanoa conference, where he discussed the progress being made towards meeting the climate targets agreed upon in the Paris Agreement Progress...

How can the EU adopt a circular economy approach to plastics?

Antonino Furfari from Plastics Recyclers Europe highlights the key challenges to be overcome in order to make all plastics fit into the EU’s circular economy ambitions. The circular economy model needs to be adopted by a variety of different industries...

How viable is carbon capture, utilisation and storage for climate mitigation?

Carbon dioxide emissions need to be curbed if countries are to meet their Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Christoph Beuttler from Climeworks talks to Innovation News Network about how carbon capture, utilisation and storage could help. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage...

Integrated farm management: transforming sustainability in agriculture

Martijn Buijsse from the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture talks about European sustainable agriculture and how ‘integrated farm management’ could help to solve future issues. When it comes to the essence of sustainable agriculture, we can translate this...

Sustainable building products: the factors to consider

James Brueton of Envirobuild speaks to Innovation News Network about sustainable building products and how legislation and cost will be the main driving force for a circular economy in the built environment. Construction and demolition waste from the built environment...

Sea Machines Robotics: paving the way for a new era of maritime

Sea Machines Robotics is retooling the marine industry with autonomous technology, one vessel at a time. Although 77% of the planet is covered in water and 90% of the world’s cargo is carried aboard ships, the marine industry – one...

Destabilising our diesel fleet to prevent air pollution

Andrzej Jagusiewicz, president of the European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection, explores how air pollution is affecting the lives of Europeans and how our air can be purified. Toxic air pollution is the main cause of disease and...

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