Agricultural waste represents a huge pool of untapped resources that can be turned into valuable assets with many potential industrial applications. An EU-funded project is looking for innovative approaches to convert the growing amount of human-produced agricultural waste into eco-efficient, bio-based products.
Societies worldwide have become more resilient to climate disasters but climate change is likely to result in an unprecedented rise in climate extremes, which will challenge the climate resilience and adaptive capacity of our societies.
With the growing momentum towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and just ahead of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, two international indexes measuring progress on sustainable development issues were launched this month: the Sustainable Development Goals Index and Dashboards (SDG Index) and the EM2030 Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index (SDG Gender Index).
Human activities exposes us to ever more frequent extreme events such as power black-outs, droughts or extended floods
This poses challenges to energy sustainability and actions to tackle climate change through renewable energies.
The workshop on extreme events and energy transitions aims at exploring how enable important advancements in this area by integration of complex system approaches with elements of social organisation and adaptation.