Overview Persistently high levels of hunger and malnutrition – 793 million (2015) chronically hungry people in the world in 2014–2016 – and unsustainable human activity on the earth’s carrying capacity present a major challenge for agriculture. To meet the growing food demand of the over nine billion people who will exist by 2050 and the expected dietary changes, agriculture will need to produce 60 percent more food globally in the same period.
At the start of the year we wrote about how Prada had taken on a major sustainability-linked loan, ensuring that the brand had to either reduce its environmental impact or else face pecuniary consequences. We speculated that more brands were likely to follow Prada’s lead in tying the way they raise capital to sustainability objectives, something that would have a fundamental impact on the design and operation of their property portfolios.
DAY 1 Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Time: 9:20 am – 1:00 pm CEST 9:00 am Our virtual room is open! 9:25 am Welcome Message Pierre-François Thaler, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, EcoVadis 9:30 am Procuring A Purposeful Business: Through Supply Chain Sustainability Performance Thomas Udesen, CPO, Bayer Bertrand Conquéret, CPO & President Global Supply Chain B.V, Henkel
Aviation Sustainability is the Middle East’s new forum dedicated to accelerating the aviation economy with sustainability. Launching on the 25 November 2020 it will uncover how improving operational efficiency and reducing emissions can help airlines simultaneously protect the environment and their business. Bringing together the entire aviation sustainability ecosystem Aviation Sustainability will dive deep into significant subjects including economically viable fuels, engine design and technology innovation through a series of interactive workshops, roundtables and enhanced networking programs.
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.
Urban street space is challenged with a variety of emerging usages and users, such as various vehicles with different speeds, passenger pick-up and drop-off by mobility services, increasing parking demand for a variety of private and shared vehicles, new powertrains (e.g., charging units), and new vehicles and services fueled by digitalization and vehicle automation. These new usages compete with established functions of streets such as providing space for mobility, social interactions, and cultural and recreational activities.