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Realising long-term solutions for marine plastics pollution
Circular economyOceans

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.

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How COVID-19 exposed challenges for technology in education
EducationICT

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.

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SDG entrepreneurship fuelled by Copernicus Earth Observation
Geospatial data

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.

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Champions of change fighting for sustainable development
Conference

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.

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Ensuring sustainable drinking water supply in rural areas
Water

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.

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How to enable technological innovations for the SDGs?
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How to enable technological innovations for the SDGs?

When it comes to fighting the impact of climate change, the time for business-as-usual is up. But how can we enable the breakthrough technological innovations that are vital for achieving the SDGs? And how do we ensure they work for the benefit of all people?

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