Young Change-Makers will Power Circular Economy Innovation in Hubs Around the World

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a new circular approach is needed to transform the goods and services we have and the pipeline of innovations still to come. To support this effort, circular economy initiative “Scale360°” will launch a youth-led, grassroots pilot program with the Global Shapers, a …

Mexico City, a Megalopolis’ War on Plastic Bags

Paper cones, called “cucuruchos”, have been traditionally used by shoppers in Mexico City for carrying spices and grains. Now these plastic-free alternatives are making a comeback, along with straw baskets and reusable cloth bags, after a ban on plastic bags entered into effect in the megalopolis on 1 January 2020. …

Air Pollution Inequality Widens Between Rich and Poor Nations

Pollution inequality between the world’s rich and poor is widening, according to the latest global data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which shows that 7 million people – mostly in developing nations – die every year from airborne contaminants. Overall, nine in 10 people on the planet live with …

12 Global Cities Commit to Create Green and Healthy Streets By 2030

On Monday, the mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town committed to a series of ambitious targets to make their cities greener, healthier and more prosperous. By signing the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, the pioneering city leaders pledged to …

International Energy Conference 2017

The International Energy Conference is organized by the Mexican Energy Academy and the Organizing Committee, 4-8 September 2017. The event aims to bring together investigators from universities research laboratories, industrial organizations and political organizations to analyze, exchange ideas, discuss recent results and review progress on basic and applied science and …

Barcelona to Ban Old Cars from Roads to Tackle Air Pollution

Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions by 30% over 15 years. The measure – a joint initiative between the city council, the Catalan government and other metropolitan bodies – will come into force on 1 January …