Mapping out space for nature-positive renewables

Mapping out space for nature-positive renewables

EU plans to expand renewables will reshape land uses in Europe, and this may trigger conflict. Decision-makers must develop strategic spatial planning, through eco-sensitive mapping and community engagement, to ensure the solar and wind revolution does not come at...
A new path for 100% renewable energy in Spain

A new path for 100% renewable energy in Spain

Spain could run on 100% renewables by 2050 or sooner, but it will take more than technological advances. Accounting for material scarcities, reducing demand and policy innovation will all be necessary to make the transition a reality. And now, amid the energy...
It’s high time to reduce working time

It’s high time to reduce working time

What if one political decision could revolutionise climate chaos, energy shortages, job burn-out, accidents, inequality, and ageing? Implementing a four-day work week could just do that. Nick Meynen and Andreas Budiman report. Giving people more freedom from work...
Resources for net-zero: beyond the Earth’s crust

Resources for net-zero: beyond the Earth’s crust

Current net zero ambitions demand raw materials beyond their reserves, aggravating geopolitical tensions and endangering a sustainable future. To address this challenge, we need to see energy and resource demand as a broader systemic issue. Andreas Budiman and Ruby...
Breaking silence on climate and social injustice at COP27

Breaking silence on climate and social injustice at COP27

As climate chaos escalates across the world, the UN Conference of the Parties (COP27) comes at a crucial time for a coordinated and socially just global response. Despite its importance, the conference kicks off marred by the attempt to greenwash its host, Egypt, a...
Towards climate policies for people

Towards climate policies for people

From migration to overpopulation, one model has the potential to shed some light on a path that could be helpful for innovative, future-proof policies. Robert Oakes, the Senior Researcher at the Institute for Environment and Human Security, at the United Nations...