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Engineering a sustainable future

Engineering a sustainable future

Given the pervasiveness of engineering throughout society and its importance for economic development and quality of life, it is imperative for sustainability to be at the core of everything engineers do. We highlight some of the most outstanding and innovative approaches within the field.

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“The Global Opportunity Explorer propels our member firms forward in a world that is in desperate need for what we as Danish consulting engineers have to offer on sustainability.”

Henrik Garver, Managing Director, FRI

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50 Climate Solutions of Cities in the People's Republic of China.

50 climate solutions in the People's Republic of China

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Energy

CHONGQING

River Water Keeping Chongqing Ice Cool

People's Republic of China
WUZHONG, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Solar Micro Grids Provide Green Energy and Fight Poverty

People's Republic of China
QINGDAO, Shandong

Rooftop Solar Energy Cuts Costs and Carbon

People's Republic of China
GUANGZHOU, Guangdong

E-Commerce Era Brings Green Growth Opportunities

People's Republic of China
HANCHUAN, Hubei

Panda Power: Turning the Sun into Fun

People's Republic of China

Land Use and Resilience

HANCHUAN, Hubei

Green Infrastructure to Improve Climate Resiliency

People's Republic of China
NINGBO, Zhejiang

Holistic Approach to Water for Climate Adaptation

People's Republic of China
BEIJING

Saplings Sequester Carbon and Attract Tourists

People's Republic of China
WUHAN, Hubei

World’s Largest Beach Park Serves as Flood Defence

People's Republic of China
DAXING’ANLING, Heilongjiang

Reforestation Captures Carbon and Boosts the Economy

People's Republic of China
SHANGHAI

Redevelopment Incorporates Sustainable Design

People's Republic of China

Waste

WEIHAI, Shandong

Turning Waste into Walls

People's Republic of China
NINGBO, Zhejiang

Changing Attitudes with Improved Waste Management

People's Republic of China
CHENGDU, Sichuan

Responsible Recycling of Kitchen Waste Cuts Emissions

People's Republic of China
WUHAN, Hubei

Green Haven Rises from the Ashes of Old Landfill Site

People's Republic of China

Climate Action

BEIJING

Growing Up: Efficient, Vertical Farming

People's Republic of China
SUZHOU, Jiangsu

Economic Incentives to Reduce Consumption and Go Green

People's Republic of China
ZHONGSHAN, Guangdong

Low-Carbon Collective Inspires and Educates

People's Republic of China
GUANGZHOU, Guangdong

Youth Network Engages and Inspires Tomorrow’s Climate Leaders

People's Republic of China
HANGZHOU, Zhejiang

Gamifying Green Lifestyles for 3% of the World

People's Republic of China

Mobility

HUAI’AN, Jiangsu

Supercapacitor Technology Leading the Charge for Public Transport

People's Republic of China
TAIYUAN, Shanxi

Electric Taxis Replace Traditional Fleet

People's Republic of China
CHONGQING

Cleaner Mobility Through Car Sharing

People's Republic of China
BEIJING

Carpooling Tackles Congestion and Emissions

People's Republic of China
WUHAN, Hubei

Cycling Scheme Incentivizes Carbon Reductions

People's Republic of China

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Connectivity

Connectivity

Connectivity technology is quickly becoming the beating heart of the global economy, and can also hold potential for good. Innovative solutions can enable significant emissions reductions across sectors, as well as improve climate change adaptation, but the risks of e-waste and rising energy consumption must also be addressed.

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“Technology creates new opportunities to solve massive challenges connected to health, education and inequality."

Sigve Brekke, CEO, Telenor Group

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Global Opportunity Explorer 2019 Insights

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"We are part of the solution"

BI has made the conscious decision to be a part of the solution rather than the problem. We are working to integrate the UN’s sustainable development goals in all our programs, research and operations. Our ambition is to contribute to a sustainable societal development by equipping students with skills and a mindset to face future challenges in a sustainable way.

Inge Jan Henjesand
President BI Norwegian Business School

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“One intention can unleash change in three thousand worlds”

Tatsuo Akimura
Co-Founder Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability

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“For us, and for many of our customers, the energy transition itself is the greatest source of risk – and opportunity”

Remi Eriksen Group President & CEO DNV GL

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"Printing while protecting the environment"

Limiting their environmental impact is absolutely key for the Danish printing company Rosendahls. Therefore, the company works strategically by applying structured environmental management certifications. An important part of this work is to set measurable targets for the company’s environmental work, and to review them continuously.

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Data Management

Data Management

Robust data management is fundamental for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Without data it's impossible to identify where we stand, and where we aspire to be. It provides us with the knowledge to tackle global challenges in a targeted and efficient way.

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“The potential for smarter use of data in our industries is enormous."

Remi Eriksen Group President & CEO DNV GL

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Essento’s meat substitute made from insects. Sustainable diets

Sustainable Diets

Sustainable Diets

The world is facing some quite hefty challenges. Climate change, food and water shortages, inequality, and species extinction are just a few intractable issues that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) look to address. Changing our diets could be a key tool for addressing multiple goals in one.

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“One could say that we have become obsessed with developing delicious, affordable, healthy and sustainable food. Simply better food for people and the planet."

Michael La Cour Managing Director IKEA Food Services

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Klima 100 | 2018

For the first time ever, 100 of the best climate solutions from Danish municipalities have been collected in one place. Klima100 presents the most innovative examples of how Danish communities are mitigating and adapting to climate change, while working towards a greener future.

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Renovated Canal Protects City Center From Cloudbursts

With the renovation of its existing canal and drainage system, Albertslund Municipality has safeguarded the city center from rainstorms.

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"At Realdania we focus on helping progressive, ambitious and visionary cities across the world share knowledge and ideas for sustainable urban development"

Jesper Nygaard CEO Realdania

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"If it was easy, we would have done it. This is hard, so we need to do it together."

Pelle Lind Bournonville Head of Projects Realdania

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The Klima100 publication

The 100 projects help municipalities adapt to and mitigate against climate change, ranging from energy efficiency measures and nature conservation to flood protection and ambitious climate plans that show the way to a fossil free future. Klima100 guides from the wind-blown coasts through the creeks and streams to solar parks and recycling centers, through the narrow streets and wide boulevards to the patios and backyards.

Klima100 proves that the green transition can happen on all levels, and that the municipalities have a crucial role to play in creating Denmark’s green future.

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Ocean transport

Ocean transport

Ocean transport

International trade relies on shipping, and despite technological improvements, emissions continue to increase as trade increases. Decarbonising short-haul shipping is an expanding market opportunity driven by developments in battery technology and alternative fuels, with the potential to help the sector’s low-carbon transition.

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"You cannot stand on a pedestal demanding everything to be perfect from day one. We need to engage early and help improve things"

Annette Stube Group Sustainability Director at Maersk

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Remi Eriksen Group President & CEO DNV GL

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