Resource Efficiency

Resource Efficiency: Don't waste the future

Within Resource Efficiency, Summa focuses on five segments that help solve the world’s resource efficiency problems: Aquaculture and agritech, recycling, circular economy, energy efficiency, and water treatment and infrastructure.

All five of these tackle different problems that need to be solved, including the need for sustainable food production, more efficient handling of waste and reduction of CO 2 emissions.

Impacted SDGs

SDG 3
SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 9
SDG 11
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

Key megatrends

Resource scarcity

Population growth

Energy transition & climate change

We are facing an existential environmental crisis…

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Climate action failure

 

Carbon budget for 1.5 degree scenario depleted by 2031 at current pace of emissions

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Natural resource crisis

 

2x human demand on Earth’s ecosystem by 2030

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Biodiversity loss

 

10-100x higher rate of extinction than historical average

Yet, there is hope – solutions are abundant and real

Existing mature technologies can deliver 60% of the emissions abatement needed to stabilize the climate by 2050.

Resource Efficiency exists to accelerate these solutions across most of human activity

Live

Circularity & waste

Move

Green mobility

Eat

Healthy low-carbon diets

Produce

Sustainable industry

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Net zero energy

Waste management

Recycling of materials

Circular products

Sustainable packaging

Water treatment

Alternative biomass use

Electrification power of power trains

Low carbon shipping and aviation

Next-gen batteries and fuel cells

Energy infrastructure and services

Shared mobility

Aquaculture

New farming methods

Crop preservation

Food waste reduction

Sustainable and healthy foods

Green materials

Energy efficiency

Sustainable buildings

Carbon capture,
utilisation and storage

Natural capital & offsets

Renewables

Hydrogen / green fuels

Distributed energy

Waste-to-energy

Energy storage

Smart grid