Sustainable transport solutions: Steel marking the way The efficient mobility of people and goods is vital for our modern, globalised economy. However, an issue that has raised mounting concerns is the dwindling capacity of our planet’s resources and environment to accommodate the current growth rate of the economy and population.
Six in 10 Filipino households that experienced financial difficulties had to reduce their food intake or pawn their possessions to survive in the pandemic, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB’s Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021 report showed 64 percent of households were in financial distress and had to employ coping strategies.
These strategies, which included skipping meals as well as selling and pawning their possessions, were necessary to survive, given that only 36.7 percent of these families were covered by at least one social protection benefit.
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Wed, 20 May 2020, 6:00 pm: Welcome to our May Circular Economy Futures Meetup. We hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these tumultuous times.We wanted to stay connected with our community…
Here, we present a roundup of some of the key players. WooDoo WooDoo is a cleantech player that has created ‘bionic wood’. Its patented tech follows over half a decade of research, and consists of a new wood material: waterproof, 300% more stiff, fire-retardant and translucent. Based on the circular economy principles, this material is “about to make a change in the construction industry, tackling tomorrow’s zero net carbon cities,” according to Climate KIC.
Fashion’s recycled water-bottle sneakers and mushroom-leather belts aren’t shrinking the industry’s environmental footprint.
The ECIS aims to foster the understanding of innovation and Cross Innovation, i.e. with the Cultural Creative Industries (CCIs), to support growth, jobs, and sustainability. The Green Paper to this session focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which altogether envision future economic progress that goes hand in hand with social justice as well as the active acknowledgement of planetary limits and appreciation of the earth system we all live in. However, it is only ten years to achieve these ambitious goals in time and hence, meet the urgent societal challenges.