With the New Year upon us we may reflect on some of the big issues that the world is facing. One of the biggest is our stewardship of the planet and our use of resources in a rational and sustainable way.
Ikea partnered with Vox Creative and American RV and tiny home builder Escape to design a space-saving house with eco-friendly features.
Late last year, Ikea unveiled plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its production systems by 80% in absolute terms by 2030. University of Surrey’s Patrick Elf provides an in-depth overview of Ikea’s Live Lagom project, which provided the basis for its ambitious sustainability commitment.
Island businesses will need to draw more than ever on their digital strengths and expertise in sustainability if they are to thrive in a post-pandemic environment, according to Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man Warwick Long. Published this week, HSBC Commercial Banking’s new Navigator report, Building Back Better, draws from a survey of over 2,600 companies in 14 countries and territories.
Heathrow Airport has ramped up its security by sinking USD 63 million (GBP 50 million) into enhancing its current set-up with the latest in cutting-edge computed tomography (CT) tech, which could have a knock-on effect of reducing single-use plastic within the hub.
Zero Waste Scotland has published a new document that covers some excellent resources for circular construction. Relevant to all construction project stakeholders, organisations and workforces and all project types and all build phases and end of life: RIBA 0 to 7. It covers national strategy, delivery mechanisms, case studies, implementation tools, training resources and many more! Check it out here!
Most of us on earth now live in cities. By 2050, more than two-thirds of us will. And by the end of this century, demographers predict, 85% of the world’s population will live in cities. By then, demographers estimate, cities like Lagos in Nigeria and Mumbai in India will have 60 million or more inhabitants, and much of the world’s urban growth will be in Africa. What will this mean for climate change, and how will climate change affect growing urban populations? Much depends on whether smart decisions are made now about how expanding cities develop, and how existing cities—especially in energy-intensive countries like the United States—adjust to be more climate-friendly.