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Carbon capture is vital to achieving the climate goals
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Carbon capture is vital to achieving the climate goals

Carbon capture and storage is the only way to prevent power plants and factories from continuing to pour emissions into the atmosphere. Carbon capture and storage involves the extraction of emissions, condensing them and then pumping the resulting carbon dioxide into underground stores.

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Source: The Guardian
1.8 billion trees found in the Sahara due to Artificial Intelligence
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1.8 billion trees found in the Sahara due to Artificial Intelligence

Most people think that trees don’t grow in the Sahara. But researchers at the University of Denmark have counted over 1.8 billion trees and shrubs in the 1.3 million square kilometre area. They used satellite imagery from NASA and an advanced artificial intelligence method to make the count.

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Source: The Guardian
Greenhouse gas emissions
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Cities key for achieving new emission reduction target

Cities cover less than 2% of the world’s surface, yet account for roughly 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. To deliver the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target, cities have an integral role to play. A CDP report reveals which European cities lead on environmental action.

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Source: CDP
Building equitable economies
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Putting people first in nature-based solution projects

Underdeveloped landscapes could economically and ecologically benefit from landscape restoration. Restoring land by growing trees and protecting forests conserves biodiversity, improves water recharge, sequesters carbon, enhances rural livelihoods and spurs rural development.

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Source: World Resource Institute
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