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This week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories — 12 April

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How is the world’s largest brewer going green? Which country stands to add €300 million to their economy by shifting to sustainable fishing? And, what is the ‘sustainability underground’?

This, and more, in the week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories.

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Henning Larsen to revitalise Brussels region with rooftop farming and co-housing

The Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with Architects A2RC, recently won a design competition to redevelop Brussels’ Key West area. The masterplan will introduce new housing, community facilities, and stronger ties to the waterfront and urban farming.

Read more on Inhabitat.

2.

World’s largest brewer develops greener way to put bubbles in beer

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, is rolling out what it claims is a greener way to put bubbles in beer and reduce its CO2 emissions by five per cent.

Read more on The Guardian.

3.

Electric buses in cities: Driving towards cleaner air and lower CO2

Key findings in the report, “Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2”, authored by BNEF on behalf of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, highlight e-buses’ competitiveness with conventional diesel and CNG fueled buses.

Read more on Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

4.

Experimental furniture eyeing urban regeneration pops up in Madrid

Enorme Studio teamed up with MINI to create an urban installation that taps into concepts of sustainability and urban regeneration. Called Mountain on the Moon, the experimental project comprises three mobile structures: A glass house/office and terraced bench seating units with attractive greenery on either side.

Read more on Inhabitat.

5.

UK could create 5,000 jobs by moving to sustainable fishing, says report

Moving to sustainable catches of the most important species of fish would generate 5,000 new jobs and add more than €300 million a year to the economy, after the UK leaves the EU’s common fisheries policy, a new report has found.

Read more on The Guardian.

6.

Yarn-like rechargeable zinc battery could power smart clothes and wearables

Researchers have shaped a rechargeable zinc-ion battery into an elastic yarn that churns out power when bent, stretched, washed with water, and even cut.

Read more on IEEE Spectrum.

7.

Something delicious is growing in the ‘sustainability underground’

Growing Underground is an urban hydroponics farm housed in refurbished WWII bunkers just 100 feet under the streets of Clapham in South London.

Read more on Green Biz.

8.

Sustainable ‘circular economy’ principles inform Amsterdam’s flexible Circl pavilion

Interdisciplinary design studio DoepelStrijkers designed the interiors of the Circl pavilion, a sustainably-minded space founded on the principles of the circular and inclusive economy. Located on the lower floors of Dutch banking group ABN AMRO’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Circl pavilion emphasises reusability throughout, from material choice to spatial design.

Read more on Inhabitat.

9.

The edible solutions to the plastic-packaging crisis

A UK startup making water containers from seaweed is one of many businesses thinking of food-based answers to the global problem of plastic.

Read more on The Guardian.

10.

Water from the air—the perfect solution?

We’ve heard about devices that extract water from thin air—after all, your air conditioner does this all the time, so the principle of condensing water vapor is not that difficult to understand—but we wondered if any industrial scale solutions were out there. They are.

Read more on Clean Technica.

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