World is on track to generate 74 mn metric tonnes of e-waste annually by 2030: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

Various organisations across the world, including the United Nations, have spoken about growing e-waste and the problems associated with it.  According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, global e-waste generation will reach 74 million metric tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 – almost double the figures reported in 2014.  This, because of the increasing demand and consumption of electric and electronic goods, shorter lifecycles and limited repair options.  When battery-powered or plug-tethered devices such as laptops, smartphones and televisions become unusable, they are discarded. Such wastes constitute e-waste.  E-waste is also a source of plastic waste, which, if not recycled, can contribute to global warming.

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Designing sustainable plastic solutions – Competition to win funding for early-stage, human-centered design projects to reduce plastics

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £800,000 to fund early-stage, human-centred design projects to reduce the harm that plastics have on our environment and to therefore increase productivity and growth of the UK economy. This funding is from the Plastic Research and Innovation Fund.  
This competition aims to stimulate innovation in design to reduce persistent plastic waste from landfill or entering the environment.

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Post-COVID-19 Green Recovery Must Embrace Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery.  IATA’s call comes on the eve of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit which will meet virtually to debate moves toward a low-carbon future. The IEA is well placed to promote SAF production with its stakeholders both in government and in the fuel industry.

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University of Khartoum & UNDP join forces on solar energy, Sudan peace efforts, sustainable development

Following years of collaboration, the University of Khartoum and UNDP Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on a number of upcoming peace and development projects.  “Collaboration like this is essential to achieve Sudan’s development and peace goals,” said University Vice Chancellor Prof. Fadwa Abdelrahman Ali Taha. “We’re excited to start work immediately on new opportunities to deliver tangible, beneficial improvements to people’s lives.”

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Rising chance world will exceed the key 1.5°C global warming limit in the next five years

There is a ‘rising chance’ that the world will exceed the key 1.5°C (2.7°F) global warming limit set by the Paris Agreement in the next five years, scientists said.  The warning comes from the UK Met Office, who conducted a five-year climate assessment on behalf of the World Meteorological Organisation.  World leaders agreed in 2015 to keep warming this century under 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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Amazon secures six million gallons of sustainable fuel to lower air cargo emissions

Amazon has announced it has secured six million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by North American biodiesel producer World Energy. The fuel includes feedstock of inedible agricultural waste fats and oil and will be used for the air operations of the logistics and retail giant. The switch is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. Sarah Rhoads, Vice President of Amazon Global Air.

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Rebuilding to Last: How to design an inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth strategy beyond the Summer Statement?

Our latest report, commissioned from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Building on the initial recovery measures announced by the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, this event will debate what an inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth strategy for the UK should look like after COVID19. As the UK recovers from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic, this event will look at the lessons learnt from past recoveries and will examine why and how the government can align its recovery plan with the UK’s net zero target and other environmental goals.

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The Renewed Challenge: Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character

From London, Chuck Wolfe reports in with a prequel to his pending book with Tigran Haas, Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character: Principles and Best Practices. The book–which calls for a co-created, holistic understanding of place amid today’s pandemic-influenced, global/local blends–culminates a two-year project at the Centre for the Future of Places at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Sustainability

DACHSER is committed to sustainable corporate policies which this family-owned enterprise pursues with great commitment and consciousness of its responsibilities. As a central pillar of DACHSER’s corporate philosophy and value system, these policies provide orientation, identification and stability both within and without.

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