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Fri, 17 Apr. 2020, 23:59
About this challenge
The Liveability Challenge 2020 is now open for applications! Submit your idea before 17 April 2020.
Are we consuming our way into extinction by chowing down on planetary boundaries?
By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in cities, demanding more food, products and conveniences than ever before.
But the ongoing climate crisis will lead to food security challenges. Changing weather patterns and a decline in arable land for farming will threaten the nutritional status of millions of people, while agricultural production continues to contribute 11 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Is the answer found in non-traditional farms and labs in cities?
Meanwhile 91 percent of all plastics ever produced – mostly used for packaging – have not been recycled. This is only the tip of the iceberg for packaging waste, a symptom of the modern economy’s obsession with a take-make-waste society that has created a waste problem of epic proportions in societies around the world. Can the world find new ways to package and consume goods?
Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will not happen without a strategy to actively remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Although carbon capture, storage and utilisation technologies are nascent, costly and space-intensive, it represents a huge trillion-dollar business opportunity.
Do you have a solution? From 14 January to 17 April, The Liveability Challenge is welcoming proposals to make cities in the tropics sustainable and future-ready. The winner will secure up to S$1 million in funding for project development.
Who is this challenge suitable for?
This challenge is suitable for all British companies working within or in partnership with green energy production and manufacturing sectors.
All solutions submitted to The Liveability Challenge must fulfil the following criteria to be considered:
- Must have proof of concept
- At least Technology Readiness Level 6
- Must be applicable to Singapore and urban environments in the tropics
The themes for 2020 are Urban Food Production, Circular Packaging and Decarbonisation.
To find out more about The Liveability Challenge Process, latest news, partners, past editions, judges and speakers and much more, please use the contact details and appropriate links below.