What if old was the new new?
Desert cities in the Middle East, Egypt, Pakistan and India have suffered scorching summers for millennia. Still, people managed to survive them long before the invention of air conditioning thanks to natural ventilation methods such as wind-catchers.
A spray technology acts as sunscreen for cities and keeps us cool
Pavement Technology Inc. created an “asphalt rejuvenator” that can reduce heat absorption, remove airborne pollutants and make the road more resistant.
Swedish company produces the world’s first “green” steel
In Sweden, SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall launched HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology) to develop a fossil-free value chain for iron and steel production.
A new pavement technology redirects water into the ground
The American startup AquiPor designed an alternative pavement material that can absorb rainwater.
Zelp masks capture cows’ methane emissions at the source
Francisco Norris and his brother Patricio come from a cattle-ranching family in Argentina. In the UK, they founded Zelp, a company that aims to capture methane emissions at the source.
Africa’s Great Green Wall aims to grow a natural wonder
Multiple NGOs are currently working on a mammoth project: Africa’s Great Green Wall. This African-led movement has the ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.