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The circular economy can be reached by 3 strategic shifts
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The circular economy can be reached by 3 strategic shifts

With approximately $57 billion of global electronic waste being generated every year, it’s time to drop current wasteful and polluting models. Instead, we need innovative regenerative strategies. This transformation is possible, but requires the scaling up of circular economy solutions.

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Source: World Economic Forum
The top 10 emerging technologies of 2020
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The top 10 emerging technologies of 2020

The 10 technologies offer solutions to the two most important global challenges of the moment: global health and climate change. The sun’s energy is able to covert waste carbon dioxide into valuable materials to reduce the carbon footprint. And virtual organs will be created for diagnoses.

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Source: World Economic Forum
2020 Technology Pioneers
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Future headline-makers addressing global issues

The WEF’s Technology Pioneers include 100 leaders in carbon capture, alternative meat, circular economies, food security and financial access, to name a few. Brazil-based CargoX, for example, digitises trucking to optimize logistics that can improve the livelihood of truckers.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Making infrastructure smart
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People, connectivity, sustainability and digitalisation

COVID has been a cruel teacher, yet we must heed its lessons. And if we think that COVID has been bad, climate change will be worse. That’s why we must up our game on systems-thinking in every sector, including the built environment.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Accelerating sustainable development
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3 areas where blockchain could be an SDG game changer

Building resilient and transparent supply chains is one area where blockchain could be an SDG game changer. Pilots include the deployment of blockchain technology by AB InBev to facilitate transparency in pricing around locally sourced crops for which farmers had been historically underpaid.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable crop production
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Using old mattresses to grow vegetables

Over 1500 Syrian refugees use mattress foam and recycled cups to build a hydroponic farming system for growing herbs and vegetables. Using 70 to 80% less water than traditional methods, this system could help other communities in dry climates to farm sustainably.

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Source: World Economic Forum