It is now possible to pay for your journey wearing the right shoes

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In Berlin, 500 people owning a particular set of trainers can freely make use of public transportation when wearing both shoes. The tongues of the trainers contain an annual transit pass. Such a marketing strategy has attracted an unusual mix of customers from trainer collectors to those who simply want to save on their daily commute. This […]

Recognising the importance of high impact, individual actions for reducing carbon emissions

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The 8th most shared climate change research paper of 2017 addressed the potential role of high impact, individual actions for the reduction of GHG emissions, according to a list published this week by The Carbon Brief.  The authors argue for official recommendations to shift their focus from ‘incremental behaviour changes that require minimal effort’, to ‘high impact actions’.  While […]

Is your country moving away from gas and diesel cars?

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Many countries are now actively promoting electric vehicles and planning future bans on gas and diesel cars. Alongside alternative-fuelled vehicles, and potentially autonomous vehicles, a new multi-modal user-oriented concept called ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ are opening up new choices for commuters and road users. Whether these alternatives to the internal combustion engine help reduce emissions depends on how […]

Three new researchers join the SILCI team!

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From October 2017, three new researchers have joined the SILCI team for the duration of their PhDs. Emma Cassar joins us from the Maltese government where she has been working jointly with the European Commission on climate change policy. Laurie Kerr has moved back to the UK from Holland where she has completed her Masters […]

Report, slides and photos from workshops on disruptive low carbon innovations

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Two workshops were held in London in March 2017 to explore the potential contribution of disruptive innovation to reducing carbon emissions. The innovator workshop on March 7th focused on innovations and markets, bringing together leading firms, investors, market intermediaries, and policymakers in different domains including mobility, cities, energy supply, and food. The researcher workshop on […]

Kathryn Myronuk to join a high-level workshop on disruptive low carbon innovations

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The SILCI project team are really excited that Kathryn Myronuk is coming over to the UK to join a high-level workshop on disruptive low carbon innovations. Kathryn is Chair Emeritus at the Singularity University in California, and a leading global thinker on exponential technologies and disruptive trends. Among many other accolades, Kathryn was named by CNN as […]