We overcome the governance, funding and technical barriers by implementing concepts and solutions such as building with nature, blue-green infrastructure (BGI), climate-resilient asset management and investment planning, social innovation, sustainable procurement, and peer learning. Together with many of our partners, we shape the world into a more liveable, safer and sustainable place.
Key issues in climate adaptation like dealing with flooding, drought, heavy rainfall and other complex scenarios affect local, regional, national and international communities. We facilitate the valuation and implementation of the most relevant eco-based solutions – replacing traditional grey infrastructure with BGI such as green corridors and roofs, permeable paving, rainwater harvesting systems.
Procurement has proven to be a very powerful tool for sustainability and climate adaptation. We are promoting the development and uptake of a circular procurement framework, contributing to limit climate change effects but also increase the adoption of climate adaptation solutions while fostering eco-innovation.
Many of our clients including cities, private companies and national governments work within a different context but are dealing with similar challenges. Peer-to-peer collaboration allows these stakeholders to learn from each other’s successes and failures, fosters the sharing and exchange of knowledge, expertise and tactical know-how, and provides an opportunity to inspire. For these reasons, we are successfully applying novel City-2-City, Procurer-2-Procurer and Farmer-2-Farmer approaches in various projects, and have developed an Online Community Platform which provides a fitting channel for continuous dialogue and knowledge transfer.
We help societies across the world become more resilient to climate-related threats. We are experienced in convening multiple stakeholders, governments, the private sector, civil society, intergovernmental bodies, and knowledge institutions to recognise, build and promote excellence to accelerate climate adaptation. Notably, we facilitated the building of Global Centre on Adaptation from initial idea to global centre by building relationships and formalising partnerships, mobilising resources, developing its business and organisational model, drafting its first working programme and strong communications.
The effects of climate change are a major risk for loss of life and economic damage for governments, investors, businesses and banks. By considering the climate change risks in investment planning and asset management, it will allow future infrastructure, assets and markets to be more resilient to the effects of climate change. We have experience in optimising investment planning by exploring the mainstreaming of these investments with other policy domains and help identify cost-optimal adaptive infrastructure upgrades by exploring a variety of technical designs: with adaptability and life-cycle costing for various performance levels.
How can #collaborativerobots in the workplace provide benefits?
With the #manufacturing industry facing substantial challenges, take a look at how robots can solve issues from workplace safety to reducing the cost of production.
“Buildings and infrastructure are responsible for at least 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, modern constructions mostly use cement and steel, 2 materials whose production consumes an enormous amount of energy and directly releases CO2”.
Last but not least, Ger van den Kerkhof of @FlandersMake presents the #COTEMACO SME Support programme, which gives #manufacturing SMEs hands-on experience with #collaborativerobots – including support valued up to €20k!
Minna Lanz of @TampereUni is the 2nd speaker of our webinar. She explains how Digital Innovation Hubs (#DIHs) can play an important role in supporting the R&D&I technology leaps that are strongly tied to the #competitiveness and #sustainability of the European economy.
‘The Future of Manufacturing in Europe’ has started! Our 1st speaker is @torres__an of @EU_ScienceHub, exploring the impact of #industrialrobots on the EU economy.
“People blame robots for the loss of jobs, but there is a positive relationship between robot use and employment.”
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