Pushing the boundaries of innovation to drive blue growth

Focused on its core strengths, DEME develops solutions addressing global, worldwide challenges that relate to specific SDGs: rising sea levels, a growing population, CO2 emissions, polluted rivers and soils, and the scarcity of mineral resources.

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Building strong foundations for a globally connected circular economy

Circular economy research efforts go far beyond matters of technology. Circular economy is indispensable in realising sustainable consumption and production, doing away with the currently predominating linear take-make-dispose behaviour.

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Nature-based solutions for climate-resilient societies

Nature-based solutions are an indispensable part of our global effort to achieve the SDGs. According to the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Manifesto, they are a vital complement to decarbonisation in establishing climate-resilient societies.

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How Circular Economy Hotspots contribute to a circular economy

Circular Economy has made it into a worldwide concept in recent years. Circular Economy Hotspots, a series of events that highlight and promote efforts to foster innovation in the field of circular economy, provide interesting insights into local circular economy initiatives.

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How digital technologies help build resilience for smallholders

The “Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer 2030” report by GeSI and Deloitte proves to be quite interesting. It quantifies how digital technologies can impact several SDGs, with case studies illustrating how they reduce social and economic inequalities.

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Marine spatial planning to create space for a sustainable economy

Oceans and seas play a significant role in climate regulation. A sustainable blue economy, which covers all economic activities related to the world’s oceans and seas, calls for a strategic and integrated approach to planning the development of oceans and seas.

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