Copenhagen wants to build 9 artificial islands to house 'the European Silicon Valley.' Copenhagen has an obsession with islands. Months after the city announced a $3 billion plan to alleviate its housing shortage with an island built for 35,000 people, the #Danish government sanctioned a proposal to #build nine artificial islets in Hvidovre, part of the greater Copenhagen area. The latest project is impressive in both size and scale. At an anticipated 33 million square feet, it's set to become the largest area of reclaimed land — land that's culled from oceans, riverbeds, or lakes — in all of Scandinavia. It's also expected to generate around 12,000 jobs in fields like biotechnology and life science. A key element of the project is its focus on #climate resilience. By reserving space for the biggest waste-to-energy #plant in Northern Europe, the architect — a firm called Urban Power — hopes to reduce polluting carbon emissions. The #soil will also provide a natural flood barrier that can protect against rising #sea levels. When all is said and done, the islands could become the future home of a tech community that's been dubbed "the European Silicon Valley " by the head of the Danish chamber of commerce. Take a look at what the project could look like:
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#Greenpeace activists in Germany have staged a protest outside one of Europe’s most harmful coal plants to urge the government to adopt policies that would help meet its 2020 #climate targets. Activists created a 50-metre long glowing thermometer in a meadow opposite the #Niederaussem Power Station in #Rommerskirchen to protest against the burning of fossil fuels, in an effort to combat global warming and limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 C.
Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier announced yesterday that the country will take steps to protect its manufacturing industry from the impacts of abandoning cheap coal-fired power as the country takes steps towards publishing a timeline for phasing out fossil fuel.
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🇩🇪 Jetzt auf dem Bundespatz! Nur mit einem Zersiedelungs-Stopp kann eine klimaverträgliche Mobilität gewährleistet werden! Der VCS empfiehlt deshalb ein JA zur Zersiedelungsinitiative am 10. Februar! 🏗
🇫🇷 Maintenant, sur la Place Fédérale! Un frein à l’étalement urbain est indispensable à l’essor d’une mobilité durable. C'est pour cela que l’ATE recommande de voter OUI à l’initiative Stop Mitage le 10 février! 🏗
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Healing the planet starts in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining-room table.
Nations around the world are upping their game in the fight against climate change.
It’s important to remember the equally vital contributions that can be made by private citizens—which is to say, by you. “Change only happens when individuals take action.
The goal is simple. Carbon dioxide is the climate’s worst enemy. It’s released when oil, coal, and other fossil fuels are burned for energy—the energy we use to power our homes, cars, and smartphones.
By using less of it, we can curb our own contribution to climate change while also saving money.
The world can minimize chances of avoiding dangrerous climate change by moving to a circular economy there by allowing societies and communities to meet the goals of the paris agreement on climate change .
Video source @unfccc#climatechange#parisagreement#climate action
As the flakes fall to the ground, beauty erupts. Nature is frozen in time, but time still runs. Through the whiteness of snow prevails purity. But it brings down not the purity of today, but the poison of yesterday. The purity of the winter landscape has the destruction and pollution of today.
Protect the future, protect the environment, protect the life that we have been given.
This is what happens when a country cares for their own healthcare more than making profits. Canadas health minister has released their new food guide. It will replace the old and inaccurate food pyramid we were taught in school. I'm so glad to see these changes happening. Once again Canada had shown progress, beyond anything the US has achieved!!! This guide shows that there are enough protein options out there (a big section of veggies also contain enough protein)😊 In fact, we can get all of the protein we need out of vegetables! :) our bodies are more energized by ditching meat by not being focused on digesting meat and the substances in the meat that are so unhealthy. You can run faster, feel more positive and won't have to ignore the fact that tons of rainforest are ruined to create meat (waaaaaaaaay more than palm oil) and you won't have to ignore the fact that animals are raised to live in torture just so we can add certain tastes to our meals. Your body will change, minimize heart problems and you won't have to fear cancer or dementia as much😊 I challenged myself to eat this way starting 1st January and have only benefited! What really helped me was the #dailydozenapp please watch what the health, forks over knives and food choices to educate yourself on this matter 😚 #evidencebasednutrition#eatclean#eatmoreplants#drinkmorewater#plantbaseddiet#eatlessmeat#eatlessdairy#health#climate#foodpyramid#hownottodie
Powerful images for the #10yearchallenge#tenyearchallenge .
We have to start making drastic changes for the planet TODAY to avoid even worse images come another ten years. What do you think the world will look like in ten years? What do you want it to look like in ten years? What are you doing regarding your energy consumption? Are you optimistic or do you feel like giving up?
If you kno wthe creator of these, please tag. I find the message from these images moving. Not verified to be the same spot, but still important subject for reflection.