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28 May 2024
Bioeconomy
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Being ethical to be revolutionary: the agriculture challenge in the AI era
From yield prediction to resource optimisation, artificial intelligence is revolutionising farming practices. Yet, in the shadow of financial and environmental benefits, some unseen concerns might ...
30 April 2024
Energy
From burden to asset: turning big emitters into energy and flexibility suppliers
From burden to asset: turning big emitters into energy and flexibility suppliers
So-called “energy-intensive industries” account for 25% of global CO2 emissions. Yet, this burden can be turned into an asset for the grid and the Planet. Crucial for this change of paradigm ...
24 April 2024
Bioeconomy
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Betting on technology to repopulate rural areas: when AI meets agriculture and sustainability
Producing more with less: AI-powered solutions are revolutionising agriculture. But financial and environmental benefits are only the tip of the iceberg.
08 March 2024
Bioeconomy
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“Reinventing the wheel” in the struggle to cut global waste: the food upcycling challenge
Food waste is a large contributor to global warming. Increasing efforts are being made to “upcycle” ingredients that are not normally eaten, but “time is running out", says the International Food Waste Coalition.
07 March 2024
Energy
Old concepts, new paradigms: the business model challenge in the smart city era
Old concepts, new paradigms: the business model challenge in the smart city era
How to monetise environmental benefits? What’s the value of reducing traffic and emissions? Economic savings and traditional methods are not enough: to calculate the profitability of smart and sustainable cities, we need to rethink the concept of business model.
23 February 2024
Environment
When theatre tackles the effects of climate extremes: the “science-art” approach to disaster risk reduction
When theatre tackles the effects of climate extremes: the “science-art” approach to disaster risk reduction
Natural hazards claimed almost 60,000 lives in the first half of 2023 alone, and global warming is  expected to trigger more extreme events in the coming years.
21 February 2024
Energy
Energy communities vs. energy poverty: power to the people
Energy communities vs. energy poverty: power to the people
Unprecedented gas and electricity bills have led to fuel protests in several countries. Yet, with energy poverty affecting over 50 million Europeans, a study highlights: “Energy communities can provide sustainable and affordable services.
13 February 2024
Energy
Together is better: when engaging citizens makes cities smarter
Together is better: when engaging citizens makes cities smarter
Engaging rather than imposing top-down solutions. Community empowerment and trust-building make European cities smarter: Insights and innovations from a grassroots approach to urban planning.
13 February 2024
Environment
Biodiversity: the unexpected ally of tomorrow’s cities
Biodiversity: the unexpected ally of tomorrow’s cities
How could biodiversity become a valuable asset for enhancing well-being and quality of life in European cities? Its impact on urban planning and decision-making: a transformative change.
02 February 2024
Environment
Reuse or let die. Crucial for life but threatening if in excess: the nutrient challenge
Reuse or let die. Crucial for life but threatening if in excess: the nutrient challenge
Essential for life but threatening for the environment if in excess. The nutrient challenge and the circular response: turning them from waste into biofertilizers to tackle pollution and feed the ...