SDG 13: Climate Action

We need to rethink how tech hubs  tackle new problems - here’s why

One week's worth of plastic waste, used and collected by Gaspar Antuna's family, is displayed in Madrid, Spain, May 30, 2018. "We try to buy less but better - as much second hand as possible, reusing, and finally recycling. Mostly plastic and paper, but also fabrics, clothes and objects in general," said Elena. "But we really miss more institutional information about it. We have to make more effort when consuming but it won't be as effective if we don't know how to do it properly." REUTERS/Paul Hanna - RC163CC264B0

One week's worth of plastic waste collected by just one family. Many say they reuse and recycle as much as possible but need more solutions to ensure they can be truly effective. Image: REUTERS/Paul Hanna - RC163CC264B0

Helen Burdett
Head, Technology Strategy, World Economic Forum
Antonia Gawel
Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
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