Latest sustainable technology and innovation news

Increasing inclusivity

More creative women needed in engineering

Women represent half of the world’s population. And yet, far fewer women are involved in developing innovative solutions. Attracting more women in engineering benefits everyone by increasing the potential to create solutions that allow us all to live better lives.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable living

Rethinking urban lifestyles following COVID-19

As COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, many have flocked to more rural open spaces to wait out the storm. ReGen Villages’ eco-village community model could meet a rising demand for sustainable living outside of dense major cities following the pandemic.

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COVID-19 pandemic

Support grows for a “Better Recovery”

As governments respond to the economic fallout from COVID-19, there is a growing demand to “recover better”. By ensuring that money spent on recovery is invested in a low-carbon and resilient economy, we can make incredible progress in the fight against climate change.

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Source: United Nations Climate Change
Battling marine plastics

Remote sensing gives new possibilities

More than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans each year. A new study illustrates how optical satellite imagery from the European Space Agency can help identify aggregates of floating plastic, such as bottles, bags and fishing nets, in coastal waters.

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Source: VITO
Climate disruption

Working together to rescue the planet

True leadership understands there are times to think big and generously. The COVID-19 pandemic is such a moment. António Guterres, head of the UN, proposes six climate-positive actions for governments to consider once they go about building back their economies.

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Source: New York Times
From CO2 to low-cost fuel

Artificial leaf mimics natural processes

A new process for artificial leaf technology, inspired by photosynthesis, can make carbon-neutral fuel at a low cost. This process is very promising in terms of exploiting excess CO2. It is 10 times more efficient than photosynthesis and avoids the use of electricity.

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Source: Fast Company