On the road towards achieving the SDGs
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.
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. Quite rightly, the European Commission’s recently announced Circular Economy Action Plan defines plastics as a focus sector where the potential for circularity is high.
How COVID-19 exposed challenges for technology in education
Nearly 1,6 billion students in 194 countries were impacted by school closures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. While this triggered large-scale efforts to use digital technology, it also exposed the big challenge of bridging the digital divide in education.
SDG entrepreneurship fuelled by Copernicus Earth Observation
Copernicus Earth Observation data can help manage the Earth’s finite resources. One prototype developed during the 2019 G-STIC Copernicus hackathon addressed the challenge of monitoring Acid Mine Drainage to remedy adverse environmental impacts.
Champions of change fighting for sustainable development
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Damilola Ogunbiyi and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim are true champions of change. Being part of the G-STIC community, they will make a difference in forwarding the implementation of integrated solutions for the SDGs.
Ensuring sustainable drinking water supply in rural areas
Almost 800 million people still lack adequate access to a sustainable drinking water supply. Gravity-driven membrane filtration technology has been used in several UNDP water management projects in rural areas in Cambodia and Indonesia.