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Sustainability of organic food production
January 2019: A study using the carbon opportunity cost metric shows that organic agriculture has a higher climate footprint than conventional farming methods. The study looks at direct and indirect land-use impacts and recommends not to look at farming methods alone, but at policy changes that favour structural reforms and a holistic approach to farming.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2019
New wave of nuclear business
January 2019: Rising pressure to reach climate goals incentivises governments to turn towards nuclear energy. In light of storage problems and grid congestions for renewable energies, advanced nuclear technologies are becoming promising alternatives for a decarbonised economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2019
Sustainable steel manufacturing
January 2019: Achieving climate change goals will require decarbonising the steel industry, since it is one of the largest CO2 emitters. A shift towards greener but still experimental technologies such as the use of hydrogen as a reductant agent could fully decarbonise the steel industry. However, concerns remain over the economic feasibility of new steel making technologies.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2019
Climate change as financial risk
November 2018: The Bank of England found that only 10 per cent of UK banks actively assess climate risk and recommends that Boards task senior executives with managing climate risk. This shift could introduce climate risk stress tests for banks and hold senior managers accountable.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / November 2018
Carbon dioxide removal: Direct Air CO2 Capture
November 2018: Direct Air Capture technology captures, pressurises, and stores CO2 from the atmosphere. The technology comes under the umbrella of highly controversial geoengineering technologies as endorsed by the IPCC report. It could help to create closed-loop supply chains, reduce CO2 emissions, and produce fuel for trucks and lorries.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / November 2018
Food systems and environmental limits
November 2018: The IPCC report highlights that a shift to a plant-based diet could reduce the environmental impact of our food systems. However, this shift requires rethinking of current systems such as food distribution.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / November 2018
Germany to exit coal by 2038
February 2019: Germany announced its plans to phase out coal by 2038, to invest €40bn in structural aid over the next 20 years, and to compensate businesses for closing down coal plants. Transforming Germany’s energy system towards natural gas and renewable energies impacts north-western Europe’s ability to reach its Paris climate change goals.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / February 2019
Succession for World Bank President
February 2019: Traditionally, the President of the United States nominates the president of the World bank. The president of the World Bank exerts considerable influence over the institution’s lending policies, project focus, level of transparency, and accountability. There are growing concerns about the new president potentially reverting the organisation’s focus on combatting climate change and introducing an inclusive lending policy for fossil fuel energy projects.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / February 2019
Dynamic ocean management
March 2019: Flexible algorithms based on tracking and ocean-condition data allow researchers to predict fish behaviour in real time. It allows for a greater balance between conservation concerns and economic viability of fisheries in warming oceans.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / March 2019
Bioconversion of waste into bio-jet fuel
April 2019: Genetically modified bacteria breaking down non-food biomass shows promising results in delivering sustainable plant based jet fuel. This fuel has a higher energy density per volume and could be a price competitive alternative to conventional fuels.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / April 2019