Circular economy as a vaccine against pandemics like COVID-19

We need a systemic shift of the consumption and production system. Eco-towns and eco-industrial parks are set to play an important role in advancing the 3R principles: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. A great example is the Japan’s eco-town programme.

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Health technologies are crucial for future pandemics

COVID-19 revealed in a dramatic way how health plays a central role in sustainable development. International collaboration on research and development and roadmaps harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are crucial to reach the SDGs.

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Need for effective international technology cooperation

The 2020 edition of the G-STIC conference came at the right time to underline the urgency to identify integrated technological solutions and promote multi-stakeholder collaboration to tackle the many challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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How to transition to a digital circular economy?

The circular economy is a cornerstone of the European Green Deal, while digital technologies are an enabler for upscaling the circular economy. But how are we going to get the transition towards the digital circular economy started concretely?

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How desalination can help address the freshwater challenge

Fresh water is scarce. Seawater desalination is expected to play a vital role in limiting the gap between water demand and supply. Sixteen thousand desalination plants are currently estimated to be active, producing 95 billion litres of water per day for human use.

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Realising long-term solutions for marine plastics pollution

If no action is taken to break current trends, oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050. The European Commission’s recently announced Circular Economy Action Plan defines plastics as a focus sector where the potential for circularity is high.

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