Articles

Restoring marine ecosystems, the second challenge of the Ocean Decade

As part of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade), UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission released ten White Papers, each addressing complementa...

Why Beryl is the earliest Atlantic hurricane ever (and will not stay an isolated case)

Increasingly earlier, more intense and devastating, atlantic hurricanes, fuelled by steadily rising ocean temperatures, are becoming ever more dangerous and unpredictable. So much so that some ...

Used Mineral Oils: How to Save Energy Thanks to Regeneration

Promoting the efficient and renewable use of resources, in combination with reducing waste and energy use: these circular economy principles lend themselves well to the achievement of energy transit...

Startup Lendis: office furniture and products for rent to fight waste

German startup Lendis offers a subscription-based rental service for furniture, acoustic solutions, laptops, smartphones and other office appliances, allowing equipment to be used in multiple c...

Dams, “Water Batteries” in the Mountains

According to International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts in the Hydropower Special Market Report, global hydropower capacity is projected to increase by 17% between 2021 and 2030. A number equa...

Decarbonising steel: An interview with Andrew Purvis (World Steel Association)

Steel is one of the materials with the highest carbon footprint in the world. For every tonne produced, two tonnes ofCO2 are released into the atmosphere. This is a critical climate balance, but one...

Marine pollution, the first challenge of the Ocean Decade

UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission recently published ten White Papers addressing specific challenges of the Decade of the Ocean. These papers represent a collective effort to devel...

Coffee from the Mountains to Revive Yemen's Economy

Extreme weather conditions, increasing temperatures, and decreasing rainfall are putting unprecedented stress on coffee plantations in Yemen. In the country's mountainous regions, where coffee crops...

Three Perspectives on Mountains: MR51 Interviews

The Think Tank section of issue 51 of Renewable Matter, dedicated to the Mountain, features an all-female panel. We have once again brought together some of the most authoritative voices at the...

Cities Advancing the Circular Economy through Pre-Commercial Procurement, AI & Digital Solutions

The transition to a circular economy is not just a lofty environmental goal; it is a critical imperative for cities worldwide. Urban areas are the engines of global economic growth, responsible...

E.ON: How Energy Service Companies Can Become Community Organisers

In the age of the green transition, the core business of Energy Service Companies is expanding. Created to provide energy services and offer solutions for efficiency and usage management, some of th...

Garry Cooper: From Circular Economy to Quantum Computing, Collaboration is the Key to Success

At Circularity 24, the leading circular economy conference in the United States, one of the central themes was collaboration as a tool for promoting sustainability and innovation. Among the spe...

Eiderdown, a story of mutual relationship between species

The island of Vigur, in the Westfjords region, is home to one of the four hundred 'eider farms' in Iceland that produce nearly 80 per cent of the world's annual eiderdown, equivalent to about four t...

The Evolving World of Energy Storage Systems

Progetto Manifattura, the historic Trentino-based cleantech incubator, has been part of the birth of many companies in the renewable energy sector. However, few of these have achieved the same degre...

Startup EmCoin: Energy as a Currency to Protect the Environment

The EmCoin project, developed by the Resconda Association (Conscious REStitution of the Environmental Debt) and the Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG) at the Pol...

Dorsouma (AfDB): A Comprehensive Strategy to Unleash Africa's Circular Economy Potential

Africa has great potential. This is often heard in a variety of contexts, and this is particularly evident when considering the circular economy. A vibrant landscape of small businesses, many of whi...

ITER: In Search of the Holy Grail of Energy

This morning, July 1, the Italian Minister of the Environment and Energy Security Gilberto Pichetto Fratin participated in the ceremony for the completion of the superconducting magnets of ITER, the...

France heading to elections, the ecologist soul of the Nouveau Front Populaire

Just three weeks after the European elections, the French will return to the polls for legislative elections in a double round on June 30 and July 7. French President Emmanuel Macron made the d...

Lanza (FEEM): “Mitigation and adaptation are key to the next EU Commission”

What impact will the new Parliament and EU Commission have on the Green Deal? This is the question that companies, finance, and analysts have been asking themselves for days, amidst the tense politi...

Green, equitable and inclusive: rethinking the urban future

How can we balance environmental awareness, growth and equity? How should we combine climate adaptation, sustainable city building and social justice? How should we rethink streets, neighborhoods, a...