Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

Chilling Prospects: Tracking Sustainable Cooling for All 2020

The Chilling Prospects series tracks immediate vulnerability to a lack of access to cooling, identifying populations at risk whose lack of access threatens their immediate health and safety. It models risk on the basis of a spectrum of access to cooling that crosses human safety and comfort, food and nutrition security and agriculture, and health services for four populations: the rural poor, the urban poor, the lower-middle income and the middle income.  

Gas Bubble 2020

Global Energy Monitor calculated a range of life cycle emissions based on a study by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), within the U.S. Department of Energy. GEM then adjusted the values in two ways:

Powering a climate-neutral economy: Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions.  The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy.

Índice de Competitividad de Ciudades

En el año 2006, el Sistema Nacional de Competitividad e Innovación trazó como una de sus metas centrales lograr que, a 2030, Colombia se ubique entre los tres países más competitivos de América Latina. En el más reciente Reporte Global de Competitividad del Foro Económico Mundial (2019), Colombia se ubica como la cuarta economía más competitiva de la región.

State of the nation review. Performance evaluation of new homes

Woodknowledge Wales have helped fund and support a report published by researchers at Oxford Brookes University. The report has revealed for the first time a detailed national picture of the actual performance of new build homes through a detailed analysis of building performance evaluation projects.

Addressing societal challenges using transdisciplinary research

This report looks at how transdisciplinary research, which combines knowledge from different scientific disciplines with that of public and private sector stakeholders and citizens, can be used to address complex societal challenges. This includes developing effective responses in acute crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as longer-term solutions for sustainability development.

The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide, bankrupted businesses, and plunged the global economy into crisis. While lockdown measures and shelter-at-home orders are helping contain the coronavirus, they have also brought severe financial hardship.

Regulatory Solutions for Building Decarbonization

To meet the imperative of curbing climate change and restoring clean and healthy air to our communities, it is critical that policymakers act to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the building sector. In the United States, fossil fuels burned in residential and commercial buildings account for at least 600 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions per year—and far more when methane leakage is considered. Utilities, their regulators, and state policymakers together have an opportunity to eliminate these emissions and transform American homes and businesses to run on clean energy.

La Economía en los Tiempos del Covid-19

Después de un período de rápido crecimiento asociado con altos precios de los productos básicos, la región había entrado en una fase de desempeño deslucido. Una serie de acontecimientos recientes, incluyendo un nuevo shock petrolero y la epidemia del Covid-19, van a empujarla a la recesión. Muchos países están tratando de contener la propagación de la epidemia de Covid-19 y al mismo tiempo evitar una caída dramática de la actividad económica.