While this year’s UN General Assembly called for more urgency than ever, the Global Opportunity Explorer is expanding its bank of breakthrough solutions to urgent sustainability challenges. We handpicked five of the most recently added.

 

As has been heralded in recent days by the UN General Assembly global challenges are mounting as never before and call for urgent solutions. With the Global Opportunity Explorer we want to build the world’s largest collection and marketplace for sustainable solutions.

Here we present a handful of our latest solutions that address some of the challenges the UN has pointed to at the recent assembly.

Water Ionisation Gives More Crop per Drop

Aqutonix is a water efficiency enhancement technology that facilitates the absorption of the water in plants’ roots, reducing water consumption and boosting yields. Aqutonix has reported increased yields of up to 43%. Improving crop yields can help to bolster global food supplies while addressing the global water crisis.

Water Ionisation Gives More Crop per Drop

Capturing CO2 From Air

Climeworks has developed a way to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. The concentrated gas is then either sold for commercial products such as carbonated beverages, or safely sequestered to directly reduce atmospheric concentrations.

Capturing CO2 From Air

Mobile Water Carts Provide Alternative to Bottled Water

WaterStop’s mobile water carts provide access to free, filtered water in public places, which can also serve as an employment opportunity for local entrepreneurs. 1.8 billion people worldwide still consume contaminated water.

Mobile Water Carts Provide Alternative to Bottled Water

Cutting Hospitality’s Food Footprint

IntoFood is an integrated software solution that calculates the environmental impacts of recipes, menus, and food purchasing decisions. 60% to 70% of a restaurant’s footprint typically comes from the food itself. By changing the composition of a menu, such as through reducing the proportion of meals centred on animal products, organisations can reduce their climate impact.

Cutting Hospitality’s Food Footprint

Recovering Value from E-Waste

Closing the Loop’s ‘One For One’ scheme aims to safely recycle one scrap phone in emerging markets for every new phone purchased by their partners, contributing to a virtually waste-neutral stream of mobile phone consumption.

Recovering Value from E-Waste

Don’t forget to check out hundreds of more breakthrough solutions at the Global Opportunity Explorer!