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Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers is joining forces with Uber to encourage people to travel by boat across London city using its fleet of 20 boats that depart from 23 piers on the Thames.

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

The C40 Cities network has announced its agenda for delivering a sustainable and equitable recovery plan from the pandemic and calls for support for the vision from national government.

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Saughton Park in the Scottish capital city is using micro-hydro technology on the Water of Leith, generating electricity for all the park’s needs, including running two ground source heat pump systems.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks

Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks

Open and interoperable data models will help cities speed up the deployment of smart technologies, writes Stephane Dejean, Chief Marketing Officer at Kerlink.

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Skellefteå Kraft and EIT InnoEnergy are offering applicants from across Europe the opportunity to grow their businesses in Sweden as part of a green economic recovery post-Covid-19.

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.

Newlab Circular City programme announces latest cohort of start-ups

Newlab Circular City programme announces latest cohort of start-ups

Sensor networks that provide visibility into air pollution and autonomous aqua drone technology that captures critical water data are among the solutions that will be piloted across the city.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.