Best of 2021: Read interviews with reforestation and sustainability pioneers, and access articles about climate investing, green jobs, design and decarbonization.
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1. Interview with Bruno Mariani, CEO and founder of Symbiosis Investimentos
“Trees are like stocks, do you want one stock or more? Diversification is key” Bruno Mariani in the once severely degraded Atlantic forest. He reintroduced native species and a business model that would allow the forest to flourish.
2. Climate Careers: Working on the climate emergency
More and more people are pursuing a career to solve climate change. In this number we explore how they commit their careers to the opportunity. It also includes an interview with Nestlé’s Senior Environmental Manager Owen Bethell. Plus, in "The Impact” you can find an op-ed corresponding to this careers article.
3. Climate Investing: Betting money on climate solutions
The “Greta Effect” is real. Students strike school on Fridays and investors allocate capital to reverse climate change. Corporate and venture capital funds now invest billions in solutions that will reduce and remove carbon emissions. But (how) can you profit from the climate craze? In this number you will also learn more about the difficult relationship between bitcoin and the environment.
4. How wild animals can help us deal with capricious climate
Furry firefighters: Beavers prevent wildfires from spreading and help ecosystems recover post-fire. Beavers provide a whole range of services: water purification, moderation of extreme events and greenhouse gas sequestration amongst others.
5. Design meets Decarbonization: Seven Objects from the Milano Design Week
Sustainability was a major component of the Milano Design Week. We ventured out from behind our screens to the real world and brought you seven particularly interesting findings.
6. Solar Geoengineering: Will we have to cloud the sun?
Next to GHG mitigation and adaptation, solar radiation management is part of a three-pronged climate policy solution. Essentially, solar geoengineering is the possibility to reflect a small fraction of sunlight back into space to lower temperatures on Earth. This number also includes an interview with SV Group's sustainability manager Dörte Bachmann.
7. See where Pioneers across Europe stand on four critical climate questions
From September to November I had the opportunity shape the Europe-wide community of the EIT Climate KIC´s Pioneers programme. Before a workshop participants had to make tough decisions about nuclear energy, taxing carbon, flying short-haul and eating meat.
8. Benchmarking materials: How could we make low-emission furniture?
In this issue we compare materials and peek into the future of furniture design. We explore questions such as: What’s the problem with furniture? What is the impact of materials? Who is doing resourceful furniture design? Read the article and study the resulting design proposal of the Benchmark.
9. Machines against climate change: How neural networks help cutting emissions
Organizations across sectors make use of machine learning to tackle climate change. For example by automatically adjusting the heating in buildings or detecting the sound of chainsaws in rainforests. This number also contains a short interview with Sven Bruchfeld, Managing director of certified B Winery Polkura from Chile.
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