Over a billion people do not have access to fresh water today and this number is expected to increase as a result of water pollution, depletion of reserves, climate change, and population growth. Providing a reliable source of clean water for tomorrow requires the adoption of more efficient methods to source, use, and treat water.
Today's fresh water supply does not reach more than a billion people and global fresh water demand is expected to double in the next 30 years.
By the end of the century, global energy generation will have to increase over 5 folds to accommodate global economic and population growth.
Energy generation accounts for around 60% of global Greenhouse Gases emissions and electricity demand alone is expected to triple by 2040. In this context, proactive measures are necessary today to drive the energy transition towards energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Over the next 40 years, mankind will need to produce as much food as in the last 8,000 years combined.
Conventional agricultural practices, wasteful practices, and inadequate waste disposal are major contributors to Greenhouse Gases emissions, deforestation, water pollution and water scarcity. Moving towards a sustainable food supply for a growing population requires more efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural practices, food management systems, and organic waste management.
Buildings use around 40% of global energy, 25% of global water, and account for approximately 1/3 of GHG emissions.
Existing buildings represent great opportunities for cost-effective improvements since their performance is frequently below their potential efficiency levels. New building projects, on the other hand, can considerably reduce initial investment and life-time operational expenses through building efficiency considerations.