On the road towards achieving the SDGs
A wake-up call for more 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.
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?
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.