Month: December 2015

Beyond the Paris Agreement: A Transformative Paradigm Shift in International Climate Policymaking?

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

  AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT Dr Andrew Kythreotis  In my last blog, I discussed how evidence-based policymaking is integral to engendering more sustainable places and communities. Moreover, I argued that citizens (and citizen science-based models) offer a fruitful avenue for research that contributes greater evidence to policymaking. I cited the example of the Evidence Information Service, a
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Electric cars: here to stay?

Posted on 11 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Dr. Dimitrios Xenias  The first cars in the world were electric. The 1820s and 1830s saw much experimentation and innovation on motors, batteries and platforms until the first working prototypes appeared in the 1840s. Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles arrived many years later, and even at the turn of last century they only represented
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Syria and sustainability

Posted on 2 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

Syria and sustainability: Bombs, bullets and bio-diversity, let’s move beyond ‘precision’ warfare and ‘precision’ farming. The current debate about bombing again is really so tiresome. At the same time the Climate talks are starting.  The overwhelming evidence shows (for well over a century), that bombing never works and creates far more problems than it resolves.
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