As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, where quantum computing, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology represent some of the technological breakthroughs, the need for a global focus on how to optimise the use of resources in the more traditional industrialised process is as pressing as ever.
Industrial symbioses represent an opportunity for companies, utilities and local authorities to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships, where positive environmental impacts are as essential as economic gains. Industrial symbioses can create opportunities for significant resource optimisation, while at the same time creating competitive advantages for the partners involved. An example could be to enter a circuit where waste streams become resource streams and where one company’s excess heat becomes the other’s source of heat.
Green tax part of new climate action plan agreed upon by large majority of Danish parliament
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
95 per cent of this type of plastic is not recycled: Danish companies are about to change that
New Danish partnership between companies and researchers are developing a new method of recycling plastic, which would otherwise end up incinerated or as landfill. The technology can help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions – and be a really good business for Danish companies.
Funding offered to partnerships focused on sustainable development
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
Refrigeration plants and flood warning to mitigate climate impacts in developing countries
Two partnerships with Danish participation are supported by P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – to find solutions to curb the consequences of climate change in Africa and Asia. The solutions are based on new technology and local cooperation in developing countries.
Sign up now: Meeting on DKK 100 million for sustainable partnerships
On the June 4, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with State of Green will host an information meeting on Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) – a programme where partnerships can apply for DKK 100 million available for 10-12 partnerships in 2019.
Denmark and China sign MoU to collaborate on sustainable development
State of Green and China Green Sustainable Development Association (CGSDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Nordic-China Smart City Conference held in Sweden last week. The MoU sets out the two parties’ intentions to work together to spur green, sustainable development.
Leaders inspired by collaboration against plastic waste
The P4G award winner NextWave Plastics displayed a bankable sustainable solution during the UN Climate Summit taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week. A great example showing that solving global challenges requires broad commitment and cooperation, said Danish Minister for Food and Environment.
From sustainable biomass to competitive bioenergy
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
The business of a circular future
Globally, more natural resources are consumed than what is sustainable for our finite planet. According to the United Nations, the extraction and processing of natural resources are responsible for around half of all global CO2emissions and over 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss. It is evident that we have a shared challenge in decoupling growth in resource use from population and income growth. A transition to a circular economy will enable this.