In 1975 there were just three cities in the world with populations over 10 million. Today there are 21, and by 2025 there will be 29. These new megacities are emerging as a defining feature of the 21st century global economy. Diverse, complex, and spread around the globe, these urban centers present a wealth of new opportunities and challenges.
From Sao Paulo to Lagos, Mumbai to Shanghai, the challenges facing the world’s megacities are varied and complex. Improving public transportation, bringing infrastructure to makeshift slums, managing waste, providing power and water: in all of these efforts, clean technologies offer unique opportunities to “leapfrog” conventional city infrastructure. Meeting the needs of billions of city-dwellers while managing the impact on the environment will require new levels of innovation, adaptability, and scalability in a range of clean technology solutions.
In this webinar, research director Eric Woods and senior analyst Mackinnon Lawrence examine the future of the world’s megacities and the ways in which cleantech solutions are being applied to them. In particular, the webinar explores waste-to-energy conversion technologies as an example of how smart, sustainable solutions can help megacities meet the challenges of growth and create new commercial opportunities in the process.
- Megacities and the cleantech revolution
- Waste management
- Cleantech market opportunities and challenges
What does this webinar answer?
- What is the global impact of the growth of megacities?
- What are the key challenges facing emerging megacities?
- What technology solutions are available to cope with increasing waste generation in megacities?
- What does the deployment of waste-to-energy technologies tell us about the clean technology opportunities presented by megacities?
- Which other clean technologies will have a key role in enabling sustainable urban growth?
Who needs to attend?
- City planners
- Waste management stakeholders
- Municipal and private owners/operators of WTE plants
- City infrastructure suppliers
- Technology developers
- Government agencies
- Investor community
- Non-profit organizations