Global Scans · Sustainable Cities and Communities · Weekly Summary

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • [New] To more effectively promote the healthy and sustainable development of the smart elderly care industry in China, we need to clarify the opportunities and challenges faced by the smart elderly care industry in China's development process. PubMed Central (PMC)
  • [New] Over the next two years, the Haatch D2N 2 ESAIF will invest in approximately 13 companies providing a significant step forward in unlocking the potential of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire's startup ecosystem and driving sustainable economic growth. Destination Chesterfield
  • [New] As the maritime industry navigates towards a greener future, initiatives like the M-ERC will play a crucial role in shaping the transition towards sustainable practices. Seatrade Maritime
  • [New] Biofuel firms have collectively committed more than $1 billion for a plant that will turn waste cooking oil into sustainable aviation fuel, which will be the first of its kind in China. The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology -
  • [New] Global movement to advance climate action requires sustainable peace, opportunities for development of the green economy around the world and a fair contribution from all countries responsible for historically high shares of greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon Brief
  • [New] Thailand's growing elderly population will ensure a sustained demand for healthcare services over the medium to long term, further driving public spending growth. Fitch Solutions
  • [New] Australia has the potential to become a world-leading supplier of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, with enough feedstock to replace 90% of local jet fuel with SAF by 2050. Australian Aviation
  • [New] The use of advanced technologies and sustainable practices will be critical in meeting the nutritional needs of a growing global population without exacerbating environmental impacts. Business Matters
  • [New] From electric vehicles to sustainable aviation fuel, turbines to onshore heat pumps, UK companies are already making and innovating for the future, with products and services that will drive the net zero transition at home and around the world. The Mirror
  • [New] The UK government needs to do more to take the risk out of the increasing use of sustainable aviation fuel as part of the efforts towards decarbonising the aviation sector. The National
  • [New] The International Air Transport Association has committed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and global demand for sustainable aviation fuel is set to skyrocket in the coming years at a rate that outstrips current supply. INSEAD Knowledge
  • [New] In the US, Joe Biden's administration has set a goal for 3bn gallons of sustainable aviation fuel, which is made from non-petroleum sources such as food waste, woody biomass and other feedstocks, to be produced by 2030, which it said will cut aviation's planet-heating emissions by 20%. The Guardian
  • [New] Projects like NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission demonstrate the potential for robots to extend the life of satellites, significantly enhancing the sustainability of space infrastructures. Medium
  • [New] Without sustained supplies of drones, electronic warfare equipment and other defence support, Ukraine's efforts will be constrained by the sheer scale and superiority of Russia's forces. FDD
  • [New] To support farmers and governments in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that are seeking a sustainable, inclusive agricultural transformation - one that creates economic opportunity, respects limits on natural resources, and gives everyone equal access to affordable, nutritious food. GatesFoundation
  • [New] One-third of the UK's biggest companies have pledged to nullify their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050, with more and more businesses looking to implement sustainability strategies to lower their environmental impact.
  • [New] Nuclear industry is on the front line of nuclear security implementation and its role will be especially important if nuclear energy expands in coming decades to help combat climate change and meet other sustainable development goals. Stimson Center
  • [New] Reaffirming the UK's sustained support for the Rohingya people, Minister Trevelyan will announce o12 million (over 163 Crore Taka) of new UK humanitarian assistance to support Rohingya refugees and neighbouring host communities in Bangladesh. BSS
  • [New] Reaffirming the UK's sustained support for the Rohingyas, Trevelyan will announce 12 million pounds (over Tk 163 crore) of new UK humanitarian assistance to support Rohingya refugees and neighbouring host communities in Bangladesh. The Business Post
  • [New] With continued commitment and collaboration, sustainable architecture has the potential to transform Nigeria's urban landscape and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient built environment. Leadership News
  • [New] For the US, one of the top greenhouse gas emitters globally, significant changes will be needed in the transport sector to reduce emissions and leverage the economic benefits of sustainable urban development. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Kenya presents a strong potential for the growth of electric mobility, with a growing young and urban population, and a government's willingness to promote sustainable solutions.

Last updated: 27 May 2024

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