Breakout 04. Sustainability and growth: STPs/AOIs leading by example
The recent push for sustainability is a reaction to environmental change, which includes seeking economic growth without degrading natural resources. This session examines some key strategies and mechanisms STPs/AOIs are using to both become more sustainable themselves and also support companies in their ecosystem to become more sustainable, including on-campus natural protection areas, sustainable mobility initiatives, and collaborative corridors to foster sustainable technologies as well as using space tech for a sustainable transition and applying circular economy concepts to industry.
Session moderated by Sara Json Lindmark (Sweden). Speakers:
- David Pitschmann (Austria) – Sustained growth – how a natural protection area becomes an asset for STP development
- Ahmet Serdar Ibrahimcioğlu (Turkey) – Enhancing ecosystem: Sustainpark
- Florent Riout (France) – AAA space technologies and data: reveal the embedded solutions required for a sustainable transition on earth
- Alicia Cañadas (Spain) – Simbiopark: design of digital tools for the creation of symbiotic environments
Main megatrend pillars: World.
Key trends and sub-trends: Environmental change and sustainability, more extreme weather, rising sea levels, shifting climate zones, declining biodiversity, climate refugees, economic growth, new measures of wealth and growth, concentration of wealth.