Renewable energy: the global transition, explained in 12 charts

The world’s governments urgently need to bear down on heating and transportation, where most of the energy is being consumed. Energy systems need to be rapidly electrified and integrated.

New York, U.S. passes sweeping measure to reduce CO2

Big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The laws apply to nearly all large buildings, but they will have an outsized impact on commercial construction because they have the highest emissions.

Floating city designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes

Architecture firm has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels.

Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050

Bringing together mega-economies, green city infrastructure, and e-services that decimate inefficiency, future transportation and web-based urban services will shape how and where we live, on unthinkable dimensions.

Green Spaces as Kids; Better Mental Health Later

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

How to reimagine public transit and get people out of cars

From the perspective of passengers, the main features of a world-class public transport system would include frequent, reliable and affordable services; a single ticketing system, new low-emission vehicles; and high-quality waiting facilities.

How Microrobots Will Fix Our Roads

Swarms of microrobots will scuttle along beneath our roads and pavements, finding and fixing leaky pipes and faulty cables. That is, if a new project sponsored by the U.K. government is a success.

New York, U.S. Banned Plastic Foam Containers

As of January 1, 2019 stores, restaurants, and mobile food commissaries are banned from using foam products such as takeout clamshells, cups, and plates.

Washington, U.S. to Go 100% Renewable by 2032

The commitment is part of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, which also includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

Bristol, England, aims for carbon neutrality by 2030

Bristol has certainly pioneered a name for itself as a center for all things green. Now Bristol's city council has declared a climate emergency and promised to target complete carbon neutrality for the city by 2030.

The Boring Company Tunnels

The Boring Company’s first tunnel is set for an unveiling in just over a month’s time. The two-mile tunnel, built by the SpaceX campus in California, US could be the sign of things to come in the world of transportation.

New driverless car technologies could lead to a world without traffic lights

Imagine a daily commute that's orderly instead of chaotic. Connected and automated vehicles could provide that relief by adjusting to driving conditions with little to no input from drivers.

Free Public Transportation In Dunkirk Is Changing The City's Dynamic

Free public transport in the French channel port of Dunkirk has given rise to a quiet revolution. Fare-free buses have made residents not only happier but also more active in their communities.

France wants to triple bike use with better cycle lanes

The government will launch fund to invest 350 million euros ($410 million) in cycling infrastructure the next seven years.

Major Forum launched to encourage fossil fuel divestment

As major cities around the world make pledges to abandon fossil fuels, C40 Cities, have launched the C40 Divest/Invest Forum, a first-of-its-kind initiative to help urban leaders to accelerate green investment.