Female climate entrepreneurs are essential for climate change
When it comes to creating climate solutions, female entrepreneurs tend to have many attributes which make them better suited to the task than men. Yet the greentech industry has a woefully small percentage of women involved. How can this gender disparity be addressed?
Transforming the global food system to avert a mass scale crisis
Cascading fallout from the COVID crisis may yet develop into a food crisis for many. World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab recently outlined four ways food systems need to be transformed to make them healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and fairer for all.
Iceland has world’s biggest carbon capture plant
The Orca plant, developed by Climeworks and Carbfix, combines carbon capture and storage technologies to permanently remove 4,000 tonnes of CO₂ from the air each year. It is a milestone for the direct air capture industry. This solution can be replicated everywhere and on ever larger scales.
Why a nature-positive future is essential
As the world emerges from the shock of COVID-19, Frans Timmermans, executive-president for the European Green Deal, explains why becoming nature-positive is essential to building a resilient future for all. The EU is leading efforts to get nature on the political agenda. Will the rest of the world follow?
How digital technologies can help address health inequity
Health inequity is not caused by a single factor, but is the combined result of multiple structural and procedural dimensions. Digital technologies can play an important role in addressing at least 5 of these factors through providing access, support and representation in key areas.
The controversial climate solution under the ocean
Mineral deposits on the seafloor could be used to deliver vitally needed clean energy. But their extraction could contribute to global warming and impact biodiversity. Biologists, conservationists, environmentalists, manufacturers and suppliers are grappling with a difficult paradox.