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IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. 

 

To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is the defining decade.

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1.5°C

1.5°C

IPCC scientists have warned that a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures is a crucial threshold for avoiding the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change. 

To prevent the planet from passing the point of no return, this is  the defining decade.

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A hybrid conference with curated talks and expert panel discussions

Schedule

Powering the World: How to Further Scale Renewable Energy

Renewable energy like solar power has become cheaper than fossil fuels within the past 10 years. With further developments in battery storage, decentralised systems and related technology, is it possible to achieve a 100% fossil fuel world in the next few decades? Entrepreneurs and experts in the field will share their thoughts on what we need to do now and invest in to achieve this ideal future.

Financing a Green Future: Investment, Tools and Data Technologies

To tackle a global climate crisis, the financial tools and data infrastructure that supports green tech can be as important as the technology itself. Experts and entrepreneurs in the sector of green finance and data will share the technological infrastructure that needs to be set up to power everything from carbon markets, ESG reporting, to cleantech projects.

Web3 and Beyond: The Hidden Costs of the Expanding Metaverse

A less considered side of the ever-expanding Internet is the carbon emissions of electricity used to power data centres. How are software and Web3 companies reducing/offsetting their carbon emissions? Leading experts and entrepreneurs from the sector will share their insights on the role data plays in planning for sustainability, as well as measures taken to reduce and offset their impact on the environment.

Zooming into the Future: What’s Next for Electric Vehicles? Turn on screen reader support

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become popular in recent years but are yet far from mainstream. What will accelerate their growth in the upcoming decade? Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the electric vehicle ecosystem will share insights on infrastructure needs, technological innovations and policy changes that are required to support the growing EV industry.

Urban Mobility and Beyond: The Next Frontier in Green Transport

Entrepreneurs from leading green transport companies will discuss mobility beyond electric cars: from sea to air, and passenger to cargo, the possibilities are endless. This panel will offer a holistic view on urban mobility, and how people and goods can be moved around the world in sustainable transportation systems of the future.

The Circular Economy: Creating Cradle-to-Cradle Systems

Sustainable products have moved beyond recycled packaging: companies have come up with innovative business solutions to closing the gap. By taking a comprehensive view of the entire product cycle, experts, entrepreneurs and business leaders will discuss various solutions to reducing waste from design, manufacturing and down to consumer-level.

Sustainable Production and Consumption: Not Just “Greenwashing”

How can businesses play a role in advancing the UNSDGs? By carefully taking social and environmental considerations into their business planning, and holding themselves accountable for sustainability goals. Speakers from leading sustainable brands and related ecosystem players will share insights on how to create business models and practices that can truly realise the UNSDGs within their industry.

The Food Revolution: Why What We Eat Matters

Agriculture, in particular, animal farming, is a major emitter of greenhouse gas and driver of deforestation. The way our food is produced needs to change, yet we are so used to what is served on our plates. This is why scientists and investors are coming up with innovative ways to recreate the same taste, texture and nutritional profiles of animal products, without harm to animals and the environment. In this panel, speakers will be sharing the latest products and investment trends in the alternative protein space, and what it means for our future diets.

A New Generation of Buildings: Digital Twins and Other Energy-Saving Innovations

In urban metropolises like Hong Kong, building energy usage can account for a majority of the city’s carbon emissions. What are the ways technology can enhance existing infrastructure or improve operational efficiency to reduce energy usage of buildings? Experts from the green building sector will discuss how the latest innovations in IoT and smart buildings can offer operators huge cost-saving and energy reduction potential

Building for the Future: Green Building Design and Construction Trends

For the property industry that has such permanence and long-term outlook, decisions made at design and construction stage are critical. Architectural experts and specialists from leading companies will share the latest trends and innovations in green building design and construction from Hong Kong and around the world, setting the stage for what we can expect from buildings in the future.

The Green Smart City: Where Nature Meets Technology

Number 11 of the UNSDG goals is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. One important way is to allow nature to connect back to the city, and integrate nature-based solutions in building and urban designs. Experts in the field will share the latest trends in nature-led designs, technology that facilitates the incorporation, and how we can let the city grow together with nature.

#The defining decade

What is The 1.5°C Summit?

Welcoming guests from startups, SMEs, corporates, government and NGOs from Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area and abroad, the 1.5°C Summit will focus on actions that need to be taken in order to drastically reduce emissions in the next ten years.

Leading experts, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders working towards reducing the impacts of climate change will be sharing their insights on how technology can transform industries and create a more sustainable future.

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Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation through:

  • Accelerator programs such as the Impact Kommons that aim to help startups which support the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) scale their businesses.
  • Open competitions
  • Sandboxes & innovation lab

Benefits for startups:

  • Work with our business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems
  • Access to rollout solutions in businesses that span across property development, infrastructure and services, to retail and hospitality in the Greater Bay Area and other regions

For any inquiries, email us at: info@eurekanova.com 

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New World Group’s core business areas include property development, property investment, roads, aviation, and construction and other strategic businesses across the Greater China region, including the Greater Bay Area. The Group’s brand personality is best defined by The Artisanal Movement, a cultural vision, a philosophy for living. 

The New World Sustainability Vision 2030 (SV2030) references relevant UNSDGs and our business priorities to curate a customer experience based on the four pillars: Green, Wellness, Smart, and Caring.

Festival Organizers

Event Organizers

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation.

© 2021, The 1.5C Summit powered by Eureka Nova

Eureka Nova is a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation.

© 2022, The 1.5C Summit powered by Eureka Nova