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Smart technology calls for smart policies

Urbanisation is continuing all round the world. This sets challenges to reaching the global sustainable development goals and Paris Agreement on tackling climate change. New smart technologies offer enormous opportunities, but not purely on their own. They must be combined with smart policies. Renewable energy is getting cheaper all the time. This also includes the … Continue reading “Smart technology calls for smart policies”

When are we going to see some climate initiatives?

Many politicians and opinion formers are saying that the support packages that have emerged during the pandemic offer an opportunity to take clear steps towards a climate reset. But nothing has happened as yet. There is a clear risk that us middle aged are giving younger generations a big fat double whammy: an urgent climate … Continue reading “When are we going to see some climate initiatives?”

New steps for our sustainable development work

At the start of the year, we compiled a number of different indicators of how KTH is progressing with its sustainable development work. As part of this, a report on some of these has been compiled and submitted to the Swedish Environment Protection Agency Naturvårdsverket. Many of these indicators are pointing in the right direction, … Continue reading “New steps for our sustainable development work”

How industry can become climate neutral

Greenhouse gas emissions from heavy industry are being discussed more and more. This is good because it is a necessary part of a transition to a climate neutral society. Industry can adopt several different strategies to achieve this. New manufacturing processes. Perhaps the most widely known example is to use hydrogen from fossil fuels instead … Continue reading “How industry can become climate neutral”