Jun 10 2021
Transport emissions are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in cities. In New York, 23% of emissions are from transport; in Mexico City, the figure is 45%; and across C40 cities, transport accounts for an average of 30% of cities’ emissions.
Around the world, outdoor air pollution kills around 4.6 million people each […]
May 11 2021
Unquestionably, in the coming years, the survival of the human species on earth will be greatly influenced by the rational use of natural resources; which will require a change in mentality and strategies from the construction industry.
Therefore, sustainability is an expression of social responsibility that has to do with saving non-renewable natural resources, with respect […]
Abr 27 2021
Since 1751 the world has emitted over 1.5 trillion tonnes of CO2. To reach our climate goal of limiting average temperature rise to 2°C, the world needs to urgently reduce emissions. One common argument is that those countries which have added most to the CO2 in our atmosphere – contributing most to the problem today – should take on the greatest […]
Abr 05 2021
Globally, air pollution accounts for about 7 million premature deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—more than twice as many as alcohol consumption and more than five times as many as traffic accidents. (Some recent research puts pollution’s toll far higher than the WHO estimate.) A majority of those deaths are caused […]
Abr 05 2021
As we all know, good water quality is essential to human health, economic development, and basically, life itself. However, as populations grow and natural environments become degraded, ensuring sufficient and safe water supplies for everyone is becoming increasingly challenging.
Due to population growth, accelerated urbanization and economic development, the quantity of wastewater generated and its overall […]
Mar 18 2021
The vernal equinox is the day when the tilt of the planet’s axis is inclined neither toward nor away from the sun. (This also happens during the autumnal equinox at the beginning of fall, and of course the dates are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere.) Wherever you are in the world, the season officially begins […]
Mar 16 2021
On 22 March, 2021, The World Water Day is held every year since 1993, and it focuses on the importance of freshwater.
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. It Is a day […]
Mar 11 2021
With the pandemic, a serious crisis dialed back the world economy and with it, carbon emissions. According to a new study, global CO2 emissions declined around 7% below 2019 emissions, which is about what we have to reduce every year to have a chance of keeping the average global temperature rise below 1.5 C.
The economic […]
Feb 05 2021
Named after Dan Reicher, Stanford researcher and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, the theory goes that in order to rapidly deploy clean energy, you need three elements: technology; policy; and finance.
When these components are integrated, we’re able to thoughtfully accelerate the speed and scale of clean technologies. The technology is there and is getting better. […]
Feb 02 2021
SteelZero is a global initiative that brings together leading organisations to speed up the transition to a net zero steel industry. To become a member of SteelZero, organisations must make a public commitment to procuring, specifying or stocking 100% net zero steel by 2050 and an interim commitment to procuring, specifying or stocking 50% of its […]