The shift from sustainability to justainability
What can we learn from the many comparisons being made between the simultaneous crises of COVID-19 and climate change? Are these part of the same sustainability crisis? The pandemic has offered time for introspection and the opportunity to redefine sustainability.
Digital circular economy: cornerstone to sustainability
Circular economy is a crucial contributor to sustainable development and the attainment of climate goals. The transition in our consumption and production patterns necessary for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals is enabled by digital technologies.
Technological innovations for sustainable food systems
The realisation of sustainable food systems depends on many factors, all of which need to be addressed, including soil and land use, breeding and farming, and harvesting. For each of them, technological innovation is a critical enabler.
Sustainable healthcare technologies to fight COVID-19
COVID-19 confirms the crucial importance of sustainable healthcare systems and technologies in fighting this pandemic. At the same time, we need to reflect on the legal plausibility, ethical soundness and effectiveness of deploying emerging technologies under time pressure.
Four drivers for the success of the energy transition
The success of the energy transition will depend on the interaction between four different drivers: the integration of digital innovation into the energy system, the development of prosumer business models, regulatory frameworks and changes in human behaviour.
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.