The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry emissions.
Globally, industry emissions are responsible for 27% of our CO2 emissions, second only to the power sector. Four materials are responsible for up to 60% of these industry emissions – steel, cement, chemicals and aluminum – reaching a total of 7.1 Gt CO2 per year.
Calling all game-changers, innovators and social impact leaders! SAP and Google Cloud are asking for your revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning to power circular economy businesses.
If you’ve ever walked the streets of Central London, you’ve probably walked those belonging to the Grosvenor family, particularly if you headed to London’s most upmarket neighborhoods. Many of the streets and squares of Mayfair and Belgravia are named after the family, and you may have even stayed at the Grosvenor Hotel — hopefully at someone else’s expense! A household name in the UK, the Grosvenor family can trace its ancestry back to William the Conqueror’s cousin and today Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, is godfather to Prince George. No big deal then. But what’s the link to foodtech?
Humanity faces a series of complex, interconnected sustainability challenges (e.g., climate change, racial and socioeconomic inequities, resource depletion and degradation). Tackling these challenges and achieving sustainability are the defining issues of our era; the consequences of not achieving sustainability are certainly catastrophic. Higher education has the opportunity and the responsibility of leading efforts to address these challenges and create a sustainable future.