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27 January 2015 - Energy & Climate Change

Climate innovation systems: new STEPS working paper

A new STEPS working paper discusses the academic evidence for a promising idea for supporting climate change technology in developing countries. The paper, CRIBs (Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders): An effective...
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26 January 2015 - Media

Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth

Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre head of impact and engagement was interviewed for a story about ‘breakthrough’ technologies by Aamna Mohdin for SciDev.net Desalination using renewable energy, vaccines to help...
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23 January 2015 - Blog

Warning tape and turning points: how we talk about planetary boundaries

Last week, updated research on ‘planetary boundaries’ was published, with new analysis of what humanity is doing to various natural processes and the risks we face as a species. Reading...
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22 January 2015 - Blog

Stairways to the sky: sustainability & rice in the Philippines

The rice terraces of central Luzon’s Cordillera mountain range in the Philippines climb up the steep valley-sides like bleachers designed for an audience of giants. This remarkable human-made landscape was...
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21 January 2015 - Blog

Davos, development and delivering progress

As the money men and women of the world gather in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for annual The World Economic Forum (WEF), the challenges of addressing inequality, mitigating...
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