THE WORLD EXPO IN DUBAI: CONNECTING MINDS, CREATING THE FUTURE

Real-life examples of breakthrough technological solutions for the SDGs

The World Expo in Dubai will host the world for 6 months under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

The World Expo in Dubai, covering a surface area of 4,38 km², will focus on knowledge and technologies that are crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be an accelerator and testing ground for breakthrough technological solutions that the world needs to shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all.

Sustainability is one of the World Expo’s three sub-themes, alongside mobility and opportunity.

SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION, A 100% SELF-SUSTAINING BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A DESERT

New paths to sustainability

Some of the evening sessions of the G-STIC conference will take place in the sustainability pavilion. This pavilion shows that an entirely self-sufficient building is possible in the middle of a desert, quite a challenging environment.

A 130-metre wide canopy, called Terra, acts as a roof for the building and is covered with 1,055 solar panels that supply energy to the pavilion. 18 massive energy trees in the shape of sunflowers rotate through the day to track and store the sunlight and also distribute power.

The pavilion will produce 4 GWh of electricity per year. This is enough for a Nissan Leaf to drive halfway to Mars or charge more than 900,000 mobile phones. Innovative irrigation techniques, including a greywater recycling system, reduce water use by up to 75%.

190 COUNTRY PAVILIONS WITH INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS

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