Asian cities are on the frontline of the impacts of climate change, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. If greenhouse gas emissions continue its trajectory, many countries in the region will be heavily impacted by physical climate risks, including reduced crop yields, disruptions to natural ecosystems and dwindling resources. As the world’s population is expected to increase to 10 billion by 2050, current infrastructure and resources are straining to catch up. How can we live sustainably and within our planetary boundaries?
Following a 6-month journey and beating more than 400 other applicants from over 60 countries, finalists will pitch to convince a panel of Asia’s most sought-after investors and change makers that they deserve the ultimate prize of up to S$1 million in project development funding and other exclusive investments.
The Grand Finalists are:
CQUESTR8 (United Kingdom)Solution: Permanent utility-scale CO2 sequestration for cities and industry
Fairventures Social Forestry (Germany)Solution: Sustainable land management and livelihood improvement through a scalable social forestry model incorporating blended finance
GAIT (New Zealand/Singapore)Measuring carbon flux in real-time for monitoring of carbon
ImpacFat (Japan/Singapore)Solution: Enhancing nutrition and taste of alternative meats with cell-based fat
Red Dot Analytics (Singapore)Solution: Low-energy data centres through artificial intelligence and digital twin technology
Wasna (Belgium/Singapore)Solution: Making cultivated meat affordable through a low-cost universal serum
Finalists stand a chance to secure the grand prize of up to S$1 million in grant funding for project development by Temasek Foundation and a minimum of S$100,000 investment by Amasia, PlanetRise, Purpose Venture Capital, Quest Ventures and Silverstrand Capital!
Who will walk away as the Grand Winner of The Liveability Challenge 2022? Come witness history in the making on 9 June, 2 pm at Marina Bay Sands Expo, in partnership with Ecosperity Week 2022.