Tag: Sustainability

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Energy Access

Energy is a basic good and its distribution, a basic need. Although great progress has been made since energy access data started to be collected in 1990 by the World Bank, as shown in the graphic below, not all have access to it yet. The last decade of the XX century experienced a rampant improvement in the energy access.

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Closing the Loop – Screening the Documentary

Closing the Loop, an award winner Circular Economy documentary will be screened by SustainAbility in Habit founder followed by a chat. This Sunday at 15h00 GMT/16h00 CET

Circular Economy and the Circular Economy Commitment

A podcast interview to Prof Dr Wayne Visser on Circular Economy and the Circular Economy Commitment some companies have made recently. Do you want to learn more about it? Just listen to this interview.

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Energy Transition investments

Global investments in energy transition increased by 9%, reaching over $500 billion in 2020. Have corporate PPAs been fuelling the energy transition? Read the article…

International Forest Day

To celebrate the International Forest Day, under the international theme “Forest Restoration, a path to recovery and wellbeing”, the Portuguese Government has decided to offer about 50,000 trees to be planted at citizens and NfP premises. So I’ve decided to do some research and calculate the approximate carbon sequestration those trees offered would have. Do you want to know? Listen to this podcast…

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Net-Zero

How to achieve Net-Zero. Neutralizations instead of Compensation, is key.

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Making Peace with Nature

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General said “our war on nature has left the planet broken”. Climate Change impact needs to be mitigated, is time to fully #MindTheGap, make Peace with Nature so we can keep enjoying it whilst reducing GHG emissions, globally. Think Globally, Act Locally.

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FMCG industry – is the therapy worth?

Retail therapy has been used by many as a way to evade. Although people often feel better after that, the practice hasn’t been sustainable, as any other where consumerism has taken control of our lives and the resouces of our planets. FMCG is responsible for the majority of global GHG emissions. More circular business models should be adopted.

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The Fashion Industry

Clothing is a basic need as it is food. They are also the top 2 industries with highest water usage. But both also waste a lot of the inputs and output they generate. Efficiencies are highly requested in the Fashion industry. Otherwise, it risks to be ironically labelled as unfashionable.

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Fossil Fuels

Our past activity has been sustained by burning fossil fuels. Many by-products have been created, as illustrated in oil refining tower, to support the demand of multiple products we all use, one way or another. Yet, this behaviour is not sustainable.

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Renewable Energy in 2020

Renewable Energy targets have been set by the EU for 2020, as a way to increase infinite natural resouces usage in energy generation and consumption. Has this been successful?

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A Safe and Sustainable Christmas Season

Safe Christmas Season, this year, goes beyond traffic safety. Being safe means also being healthier. And so does being sustainable.