Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE

The report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed 10 billion people by 2050 without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty.

Policy paper: How to integrate indoor environmental quality within national long-term renovation strategies

The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, 2018/844), mentions that energy performance requirements defined by governments in all EU countries should optimize health, indoor air quality and comfort levels, but doesn’t specify how to achieve satisfactory Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and harmonise indoor comfort requirements across Member States.

Future Cities

What does the city of the future look like? From Porto to Stockholm, New York to London, the Future Cities special report, published in The Times, explores the possibilities, from net-zero carbon buildings to offices which can actually boost productivity and increase engagement.

People, Planet and Prosperity

Renewable energy is a key solution and the most practical action tool to address climate change. With rapid uptake of renewables, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would be about 70% lower than today, analysis by International Renewable Energy (IRENA) shows.

Power to the people: shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy

Deliberative democracy, where representative groups of citizens work with experts to develop proposals for tackling complex problems, is increasingly hailed as a potential tool to help develop the solutions to climate change.

Commercial PACE Financing and the Special Assessment Process: Understanding Roles and Managing Risks for Local Governments

This issue brief is for local governments that are well-positioned to participate in a commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program but are looking to inform a decision about whether to join or create a program. This resource addresses two specific barriers these local governments may face regarding C-PACE programs:

Global EV Outlook 2019

Global EV Outlook 2019 provides a comprehensive review of the state of electric mobility, highlighting key developments in vehicle sales, charging infrastructure deployment, costs, energy use, CO2 emissions and demand for battery materials. This year's edition features a specific analysis of the performance of electric cars and competing powertrain options in terms of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions.

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

The age of automation, and on the near horizon, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer new job opportunities and avenues for economic advancement, but women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Between 40 million and 160 million women globally may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles. To weather this disruption, women (and men) need to be skilled, mobile, and tech-savvy, but women face pervasive barriers on each, and will need targeted support to move forward in the world of work.

Climate change puts pressure on Europe’s energy system

All parts of Europe’s energy system, from availability of energy sources to energy consumption, are potentially vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events, according to a European Environment Agency report, published today. To secure reliable supply of clean energy, Europe’s energy system needs to adapt and become more climate resilient, the report states.