The WWF Climate Solver initiative encourages innovative solutions to mitigate global emissions while addressing some of the most pressing local environmental challenges relating to mobility, air pollution, energy efficiency and degradation of natural resources.
Climate innovations present a clear path to tackle climate change and make the transition to a low carbon future. From industry leaders to cleantech and environmental startups addressing air pollution, energy efficiency and mobility issues, a variety of solutions offer immediate and practical solutions to climate change. Thus, rewards, recognition and innovative solutions thrive and enhance the sector which has the potential to reduce millions of tonnes of GHG emissions.
Obviously, climate change is the defining issue of the weather. The latest IPCC report underscored the urgent need for strong and sustained emission reductions to help tackle the climate crisis. Mahindra Lifespaces, the property development and infrastructure arm of the Mahindra Group, and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recently released key findings from five years of research into buildings, materials and technologies. resource efficient suitable for climates and conditions in India. Led by a team of experts from the Mahindra-TERI Center of Excellence (CoE), the results include guides and toolkits to focus on developing scientific solutions for the construction industry in India. Over 150 new and existing materials have been tested for their thermal properties. These materials for constructing thermally comfortable buildings can withstand reduced energy consumption in buildings, thereby improving the comfort and well-being of users.
The WWF Climate Solver initiative encourages innovative solutions to mitigate global emissions while addressing some of the most pressing local environmental challenges relating to mobility, air pollution, energy efficiency and degradation of natural resources. It aims to create favorable conditions for the promotion of climate technologies with transformative potential, in order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Innovative technologies for recharging electric vehicle batteries, solar drying and space heating, efficient storage to reduce horticultural waste and thermal energy storage for cold chains are among the four solutions recognized by WWF -India. These solutions emerge from the SME sector and have the potential to provide strong co-benefits in terms of local environmental improvements and improved livelihoods. “To combat climate change, these technologies continue to support an ecosystem in which these innovations can emerge, thrive and be rapidly adopted in India and around the world,” said Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO of WWF India.
Log9 Materials Scientific has developed a unique battery technology that enables rapid charging of two-wheelers and electric three-wheelers in approximately 15 and 30 minutes. With a lifespan of over 10 years, this technology eliminates the need for costly battery replacements. Global adoption of this innovation has the potential to reduce 4.6 million tonnes of GHG emissions by 2030.
SaptKrishi Scientific offers an innovative solution, Sabjikothi, a microclimate-based storage and transport solution for fruits and vegetables. The patented technology is a portable and economical solution that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables from three to 30 days, thus avoiding food waste. The innovation is over 80% energy efficient compared to conventional cold storage solutions and has the potential to reduce 3 million tonnes of GHG emissions by 2030.
Pluss Advanced Technologies has developed phase change materials (PCM) for cold chain applications. Their PCMs are made up of inorganic salts that change phase at a specific temperature. These increase the temperature holding capacity of freezers / chillers for up to 16 hours during power outages and reduce energy consumption by 25%, with a potential reduction of 1.3 million tonnes of GHG emissions by 2030.
Neochlorus Energy Solutions has developed an innovative decentralized solar dryer and space heating system with thermal energy storage to efficiently dry agricultural products and provide space heating in the Himalayan region. The technology stores excess heat during solar hours and dissipates it during non-solar hours for a continuous drying process, and can be modified to provide space heating during winter seasons. The estimated GHG reduction through global adoption of this technology is expected to be 4 million tonnes by 2030.
Recently, the NatWest Group India, the global capacity center of the NatWest Group, announced the winners of the 11th Annual NatWest Group Earth Heroes Awards, celebrating efforts to promote “Biodiversity — A resilient nature is the foundation upon which all climate change mitigation and adaptation measures need to be redoubled ”. The awards recognized the efforts of individuals and institutions who work tirelessly to subvert climate change by conserving and preserving the country’s rich biodiversity for a better relationship between society and nature.
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