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8 Social Innovation initiatives to face Climate Change

Researchers Igone Guerra and Gorka Orueta present 8 Social Innovation initiatives to face Climate Change.

Climate change has been one of the hot topics of 2019 as it is considered one of the most urgent challenges that humanity faces in this century. We have collected 8 remarkable climate change and social innovation initiatives that have been awarded in three international competitions.

These initiatives are described in order to illustrate the diverse ideas to tackle this problem:

MIWA (Czechia), winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2019: MIWA is a circular distribution and sale system for food and non-food products with reusable packaging.

SpraySafe (Portugal), winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2019: SpraySafe offers an edible spray to preserve food items that reduces the need for plastic packaging.

VEnvirotech (Spain),winner of the European Social Innovation Competition 2019: VEnvorotech is a biotech start-up that transforms organic waste into biodegradable plastics using bacteria.

Impossible Foods (Singapur, Hong-Kong, USA, Macao), winner of the 2019 UN Climate Action Award, Category Planetary Health: Impossible foods creates plant-based replacements for meat products that are more sustainable and help displace market demand for meat products.

MAX Burgers (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Poland), winner of the 2019 UN Climate Action Award, Category Climate Neutral Now: Creating the world’s first “Climate Positive” menu.

Campaign for Female Education’s Climate-Smart Agriculture Guides  (Sub-Saharan Africa), winner of the 2019 UN Climate Action Award, Category Women for Results: Training young women from marginalized farming communities to become Agriculture Guides.

Beyond the Grid Fund (Zambia), winner of the 2019 UN Climate Action Award, Category Climate Friendly Investment: Providing affordable, off-grid clean energy solutions that are quick to deploy.

Carbonlites (India), winner of the Better Together Award 2019: This initiative promotes the creation of biogas stations that eat up organic waste.

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