À Genève la demande en chaleur est couverte à environ 87% par les énergies fossiles. La géothermie permettrait de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre directes, cependant les impacts environnementaux indirects ne sont que peu documentés.
A growing proportion of individual and institutional investors wish to distance themselves from the harmful effects caused by certain traditional investments. To be more sustainable, our investments must be accompanied by a redefinition of our values. Micro-investments in sustainability can lead to meaningful change.
A large – yet overlooked – contributor to GHG emissions and the climate crisis is our global food system. Although responsible for 24% of total food systems emissions, land use for human food production only makes up 8% of the total, the remaining 16% is attributed to livestock land use.
The water-energy-food nexus is a concept evolving in both research and policy, two tracks that do not often intersect. It is timely to reflect on how to bring these together in a functioning science-policy-practice interface.