EIT Climate-KIC supported Elemental Water Makers is a water desalination scale-up that’s transforming water systems by enabling people globally to cope with health and life-threatening freshwater scarcity, which is exacerbated by climate change.
The first examples of farming hark back at least 100,000 years, and the growth of agriculture is seen as an essential driver for human civilization. But today the farming sector is facing a fundamental challenge as it attempts to remodel itself to meet the demands of a sustainable planet. The European Commission hopes to set a new agricultural agenda this March when it unveils its long-awaited ‘Farm to Fork’ initiative. Can it redesign the entire architecture of the food sector, or just nibble at the edges?
SUN-ERGY is a proposal for a European large-scale research initiative in the area of fossil-free fuels and chemicals. The initiative will be launched with the objective to complement existing European partnerships and enable the full decoupling of economic growth from the utilisation of fossil resources.
The environmental concept of Nature Based Solution (NBS) has recently been identified by the E.U. as a strategic frame to help the development of sustainable cities. Nature4Cities (N4C) is one of the two research program selected and funded by the European Union in order to build a common ground for “NBS & Re-Naturing Cities”, through the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.