Our model of human and economic development, developed during past industrial revolutions, has largely come at the expense of our planet. There is mounting scientific consensus that the Earth’s natural systems – our climate, water, air, biodiversity, forests and oceans – are under unprecedented, severe, and increasing stress. The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) holds great potential for improving management and governance of the global environment and delivering the systems change required to create clean, resource-secure and inclusive economies.
With support from the MAVA Foundation, PwC and Stanford University, this project seeks to harness that potential by mapping 4IR solutions against the most pressing environmental challenges, identifying and addressing related governance issues, and identifying and mobilising the critical ingredients that will enable 4IR solutions to scale.
To identify a specific suite of 4IR innovations that could be adapted and applied to help address global environment and natural resource security challenges