How Technology Helped Serbia Save 180 Million Sheets of Paper in Less Than Four...

Digitalization and e-governance can seem like abstract concepts. But, in a session at the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Governance Summit, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić gave an example of how going virtual can have a real-world impact. Saving paper, trees, water and electricity Brnabić explained how digitalization has become central …

Cleaning Up After Water Pollution

It is very difficult to reverse the effects of water pollution. Natural processes that cleanse the water can take years, decades, or even centuries, and even with costly technological processes, it can take years to remove all of the harmful substances from the water. There are two aspects of the …

This Initiative Can Give City Trees a Second Life – and Create Jobs

The city is a difficult place for a tree to survive. Compared to their counterparts in the countryside, urban trees generally get less water, suffer more intense heat, compete for space with unyielding infrastructure and frequently become riddled with disease and pests. As a result, many cities are stuck with …

This App Plants Trees When People Make Lower-Carbon Choices

Ant Forest is a mobile game that has become China’s largest private sector tree-planting scheme. The game has funded the planting of more than 120 million trees, covering more than 100,000 hectares. The project has contributed to China becoming the world’s leading tree-planting nation. Ant Forest was awarded the UN’s …

How a Lagoon Became a Frontline Defence Against Climate Change

When Albert Pati moved closer to the sea to open a beach bar overlooking the Mediterranean in Albania, he never imagined that the sea would also be moving closer to him, now eroding the soil around his restaurant floor. Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, families and businesses around the …

Trees in the City – Plaudits for Sustainable Urban Forestry Trailblazers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the first cities to be recognized under the Tree Cities of the World programme, designed to help create more resilient and sustainable cities. Among the first-movers were capital cities such as Ljubljana, Quito, Paris, Yerevan, …