A Future in Recycling: From Street Waste Collector to Entrepreneur

Young people on parts of the African continent sometimes turn to waste management as an ad hoc or extra job to make small money when they are struggling with unemployment, but often opportunities are scarce to learn how to grow in this sector and turn it into real business. Here’s …

EBRD and Donors Boost Green Financing in the Region

The Western Balkans is a key region for, and partner in, the EBRD’s green work. South-eastern Europe has huge potential for developing green energy, with its rivers providing hydroelectric power, its mountains and plains enabling wind power, its underdeveloped solarenergy, and the inhabitants of its many cities keen for sustainable …

Will Copenhagen Be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World?

 The City of Copenhagen has set itself ambitious goals for the city’s social, economic and environmental development. Copenhagen is to be carbon neutral by 2025 as the first capital in the world. The city plans to achieve these goals through a transition of the energy supply, building retrofits, waste management, …

Education and Conscientious Behaviour Are Necessary for the Change

September was an important month for Serbia when it comes to the kind of impression we make on the world about our ecological awareness. The annual meeting of the Aarhus Centres was held on September 19 and 20, at Lake IssykKul in Kyrgyzstan. We talked to Una Mijovic, a delegate …

ABB Technologies to Enable Expansion of Solar Park in Dubai

ABB has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build the Shams 400 kV substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park …

MEPs Urge EU to Ratchet Up Climate Target

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have agreed a new resolution urging EU leaders to set out a 2050 net zero emissions target for the bloc by 2020. In a vote on Wednesday, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting in Bonn next month November, MEPs called on leaders to ramp up …