The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
May07

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between...

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Water crisis in Malta
Jan25

Water crisis in Malta

“We are in a crisis”. Hydrologist Marco Cremona pleads to put water higher on Malta’s national agenda.  ...

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The Big Green Apple enhancing its livability
Nov01

The Big Green Apple enhancing its livability

What is a livability city? A livable city is a city that provides ‘quality of life’ Click & Tweet! as experienced by its residents. However, cities are facing increased challenges from rising household consumption, rising demand for urban services, depletion of natural resources, increasing levels of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing vulnerability to natural disasters and risks from climate change. As such, the...

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Vienna is a maestro when it comes to being sustainable
Oct05

Vienna is a maestro when it comes to being sustainable

Vienna, the home of Beethoven, Mozart and the finest orchestra in the world – the Vienna Philharmonic – is also a maestro when it comes to its commitment of being a leading sustainable city of the 21st century. Ranked number 4 in the world by Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index 2016, the city has invested significantly in its infrastructure to ensure that current and future generations of residents enjoy a high quality of life. For...

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A sustainable oasis in the desert
Sep06

A sustainable oasis in the desert

The goal of the United Arab Emirate’s Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative is to build an economy that not only protects the environment but also allows the economy to grow. As part of the initiative the UAE has concentrated its efforts on creating Sustainable Communities that are planned, built or modified to promote both a healthy environment and economy. The specific benefits of Sustainable Communities is that they:...

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