GovTech Global Alliance

Estado del reto: Cerrado

Fecha límite: 2023-09-17

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Decarbonisation of value chains and buildings

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The urgent need to address climate change mandates a swift transition towards a low-carbon economy. A holistic approach that targets decarbonisation across energy, industrial value chains, and **commercial buildings** is crucial for minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and countering the devastating effects of climate change. 


This transition, while paramount, is fraught with hurdles such as technological complexities, economic considerations, and the potential for job shifts. Harnessing the potential of data and technology can be the linchpin for expediting economic growth concomitantly with achieving swift decarbonization. With the exacerbating consequences of climate change, from escalating global temperatures to extreme weather calamities and the strain on our natural resources, the urgency is clear. 


In the quest to restrict global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, per the Paris Agreement, it's imperative to rapidly decarbonise not just our energy and industrial sectors but also our **commercial buildings**. The International Energy Agency (IEA) posits that energy generation and usage are responsible for around three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions. The industrial domain is culpable for about 25% of these emissions. Moreover, **commercial buildings contribute significantly to global emissions due to energy consumption in heating, cooling, and daily operations**. Hence, decarbonisation across all these sectors becomes a non-negotiable imperative. Opportunities abound when we look to data and technology as the catalysts for this shift. Advanced data analytics, coupled with artificial intelligence and machine learning, can enhance energy systems, pinpoint energy-saving opportunities, and seamlessly weave in renewable energy sources. Predictive modelling and real-time monitoring prove invaluable for grid management, demand response, and efficient resource utilisation. 


Within the industrial domain, pioneering technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) can be monumental in emission reductions. **In the realm of commercial buildings, technology-driven solutions can lead to smarter building designs, efficient energy systems, and the integration of renewable energy sources, thereby substantially reducing their carbon footprint**.


Data-driven methodologies can refine industrial procedures, amplify supply chain efficacy, and champion the ethos of a circular economy.

We beckon trailblazing solutions that harness the unparalleled potential of data and technology to expedite the decarbonisation across energy, industrial value chains, and **commercial buildings**. Such solutions will be pivotal in stimulating economic growth and fostering job opportunities.


The propositions should emphasize real-time data analytics, cutting-edge modelling strategies, intelligent systems, and other technological breakthroughs. These innovations should aim to heighten energy efficiency, incorporate renewable energy, and curtail greenhouse gas emissions across industries and **commercial infrastructures**.


What we envision:


1. Pathbreaking solutions that capitalize on data and technology to drive rapid decarbonisation across energy, industrial processes, and **commercial buildings** while catalyzing economic progress and job genesis. Proposals should prioritize scalable and economically feasible technologies that promote energy efficiency, renewable energy assimilation, carbon capture, and sustainable industrial and **building practices**. Solutions that exhibit a comprehensive grasp of the economic ramifications, potential for job creation, and inclusivity will be esteemed.


2. Collaboration between industry captains, policymakers, tech innovators, research entities, and **architects and building developers** is paramount. With the combined might of data and technology, we can hasten our shift to a low-carbon economy, spur economic progression, and forge sustainable employment avenues. --- By incorporating the decarbonisation of commercial buildings into the challenge, we underscore the importance of this sector in the broader effort to reduce global emissions.


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