Agriculture and food
Pathways and challenges to digitise agrifood
Achieving a food transformation by 2050 is not easy. The “Digitising Agrifood” report looks at the many ways in which digital technologies such as wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain can come to the rescue.
2020 World Youth Report
Agenda 2030 & youth social entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship merits increased attention as a financially efficient model to address key sustainable development challenges. The 2020 World Youth Report explores how new technologies can support youth social entrepreneurship to advance sustainable development.
Developing fuel cells for ships
Under a joint development agreement, Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy will design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical reaction without combusting the fuel, potentially cutting NOx and SOx emissions by 99%.
COVID-19 food crisis
Ensuring access to seed for nutritious crops
Floods, drought, diseases and pests hurt current crops in Sub-Saharan Africa and disrupt seed supply for future harvests. As COVID-19 is dealing another blow to farmers, the big challenge will be to ensure they have access to quality seed for nutritious crops.
Energy efficiency key to green recovery
With a growing list of energy efficiency innovations, and digitalisation as proven game-changer, investments in energy efficiency can deliver substantial improvements. COVID-19 has suddenly pulled energy efficiency to the beating heart of global policymaking.
Offshore wind energy
A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050
The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.