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New strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the healthcare industry
Health

New strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the healthcare industry

Healthcare systems produce around 4% of global CO2 emissions. For most industrialized nations, that figure is closer to 10% of national emissions. Hospitals emit 2.5 times more greenhouse gases than commercial buildings. New strategies are needed to help health systems reduce their carbon footprint.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Woman aims to run 200 marathons to highlight water crisis
Water

Woman aims to run 200 marathons to highlight water crisis

2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries. Mina Guli, CEO of the Thirst Foundation, is running 200 marathons in a year, in some of the most water-stressed locations, to draw attention to the water crisis. She is aiming to complete her final marathon on World Water Day in March 2023.

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Source: SDG Action
How to manage the interplay between food, land, energy and water
EnergyFoodWater

How to manage the interplay between food, land, energy and water

Scientific evidence points to food systems being responsible for around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The transition to net zero requires coordinated action to manage the highly complex interplay between food production, water, energy, forestry, and biodiversity.

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Source: SDG Action
Digital technologies to make construction industry circular
Circular Economy

Digital technologies to make construction industry circular

The building industry depletes resources, generates waste and emits greenhouse gases at a tremendous scale and speed. The construction sector has been slow to adopt digital innovation but these technologies are a prerequisite if it is to transition to a circular and sustainable business model.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Nine developing countries presented their climate change plans
Climate

Nine developing countries presented their climate change plans

Most of the emission reduction actions focus on the energy, transport and forest sectors, which are the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The initiatives presented included the development of renewable power, the promotion of electric vehicles and the restoration of forests.

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Source: UN Climate Change
Global warming linked to climate disasters in 2022
Climate

Global warming linked to climate disasters in 2022

Climate change does not directly cause heavy rainfall or drought, but it makes these naturally-occurring events more extreme and can lead to weather-related disasters such as the widespread flooding in Pakistan. As global temperatures rise more extreme weather events will occur in new locations.

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Source: World Economic Forum