Blogs

What Makes Green SMEs Start Up? A Brief on Enablers, Barriers and Recommendations for Action

30 August 2018 | by Brindusa Fidanza

Why focus on green SMEs? Because green small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) represent a key win-win strategy for the economy and the environmental transformation. Taken together, SMEs have a greater impact on the economy and the environment than large companies.

How can businesses prepare for investment-readiness?

18 July 2018 | by Imola Antal

The study provided a better understanding of what works in the field of initiating and developing green businesses, how it works and why. Based on the conclusions of the first round of research, the first part of the guide provides an easy-to-use tool to think through, plan and analyse business...

Transformative strategies, win-win solutions and enabling conditions for energy poverty eradication and climate resilient livelihoods - Insights from India, Indonesia and South Africa

11 July 2018 | by Dr. J. David Tàbara, Pacia Diaz, Louis Lemkow, Auditya Sary, Dr. Takeshi Takama, Lauren Hermanus, Sean Andrew, Gina Ziervogel, Manisha Mishra

Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for all by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7.1) would require bringing energy to 1.1 billion people currently without electricity and nearly 2.8 billion people without access to clean cooking facilities.

The emergence of collaborative transformative capacities for urban sustainability in Barcelona

06 July 2018 | by Dr. J. David Tàbara, Pacia Diaz, Dina Hestad, Louis Lemkow

Although Barcelona is generally regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe regarding the development of smart solutions for urban sustainability, many difficulties and problems still remain, e.g. air quality issue.

Can Societies Adapt to 21st Century Sea-level Rise?

29 June 2018 | by Dr. Jochen Hinkel

Sea-levels may rise substantially above 1 or even 2 meters during the 21st century. To what extent will coastal societies be able to adapt?