Fragile food systems
Accelerating the move to digital technologies
Digital technologies and networks have the ability to help fragile food systems navigate through troubling times. Examples in Peru, Kenya and Uruguay show how collecting, using and analysing massive amounts of machine-readable data can help transform our food systems.
It’s about more than just the money
We should be careful not to define the value of energy resilience in money terms only. Four concrete examples demonstrate how decision makers leading an energy storage project can choose to do energy justice to low-income communities.
Cities and infrastructure
3 inspiring places putting nature first
Smart green cities can protect nature, create millions of jobs and trillions of additional revenues or savings by 2030. Find out how 3 inspiring places put nature first, designing energy-neutral buildings, protecting coastal communities against flooding or securing water supply.
Food supply chains
Technology helps consumers to get more engaged
COVID-19 got more people thinking about food supply chains than ever before, presenting a chance for consumers to push companies to illuminate the invisible parts. This can be done with existing technology such as blockchain, chemical footprinting and drones.
Sustainable crop production
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.
Offshore wind industry
Impressive order increase in first half of 2020
Orders have risen by 319% compared to 2019, making offshore wind the world’s fastest-growing industry. And yet, this seems to be only the start of an extraordinary boom as offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 18 times global electricity demand today.