As the demand for sustainable building continues to grow, private-sector innovators and entrepreneurs are responding by developing environmentally-friendly ways to build our cities and necessary infrastructure.
To rectify plastic's negative environmental impacts, many companies are focusing on identifying environmentally friendly raw materials that could be used to create bio-based plastics that will simply compost down.
Innovative technology is coming to the rescue of declining bee populations. Vital to food supplies, bee populations worldwide are rapidly declining due to disease, habitat loss, and the use of pesticides. According to UN estimates, bees pollinate 71 of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of the world’s food. It is not just agricultural...
Above all, the arrival of robotics into farming practices is set to result in the provision of extremely accurate production data, reducing the need to apply herbicides on a large-scale basis, and monitoring environmental factors relating to climate change.
A much wider concept of Sponge Cities is now developing. Often referred to as Ecosystem-based Adaptation, it creates an absorbent urban environment within flood-prone areas, to allow surplus groundwater to drain away safely, or be collected for cleaning and reuse.