Call for applications: Encouraging Sustainable Solutions around the World

Applicants are invited to apply for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.
Application Deadline in 5 months

Call for Proposals: Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of the projects should be to improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities.
Application Deadline in a month

Norway's forestry wastes could meet 20 per cent of its aviation fuel needs while protecting the environment

For all these reasons and more, the Norwegian government has set a goal that 30 per cent of all jet fuel used in Norway by 2030 will be sustainably produced biofuels. To help jump start this transition, the government announced in October that airlines operating in Norwegian airspace will have to use 0.5 per cent biofuels in their jet fuel by 2020.

Call for Proposals to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet

The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are seeking proposals to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.
Application Deadline in a month

Using Augmented Reality to inform consumer choice and lower carbon footprints

Using an AR smartphone app that combines comparative and detailed product information into personalized data and recommendations, a 23% reduction in carbon footprint was found for bottled water, and non-significant reductions for breakfast cereal.

Call for Applications: The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to find a residential cooling technology

A winning technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of carbon emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100.
Application Deadline in 7 months

Call for Applications: Young Social Entrepreneurs

The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.
Applications are closed

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
Application Deadline in 20 days

Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Applications are closed

Environment and Big Data: Role in Smart Cities of India

This study identifies six environmental factors, which should be integrated in the development of smart cities. These environmental factors include indicators of landscape and geography, climate, atmospheric pollution, water resources, energy resources, and urban green space as a major component of the environment.

Call for Applications: Communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea

Activities shall focus on sustainability strategies and solutions for bio-based productsand support the Plastics Strategy. They shall include innovative product design and business models facilitating efficient reuse and recycling strategies and solutions, including ensuring the safety of recycled materials when used for toys or packaging food stuffs.
Application Deadline in a month

Call for Projects: 2019 KNCF Grant Program - Preserving Biodiversity Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region

The nature of the fund is to provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and also provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.
Applications are closed

Design, Development and Implementation of a Weather Station Prototype for Renewable Energy Systems

A new weather station based on an Arduino platform has been developed to collect and store ambient temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and air quality data, comparing the obtained data to those obtained using a validation station containing commercial sensors.

Call for Applications: Total Startupper Challenge

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced. During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants. With this special award this year, we hope to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.
Applications are closed

A Glimpse of What Lies Ahead for the Biodegradable Plastic Market

The Global Biodegradable Plastics market was $17 billion in 2017 and is estimated grow with CAGR of 21% till 2022 to reach $44 billion. Biodegradable plastic being an alternative to conventional plastics offers advantages over conventional plastics such as a reduced carbon footprint and also additional waste management options such as composting. The current market for biodegradable plastics is characterized by a vibrant growth rate and a strong diversification. What is Biodegradable Plastics? Biopolymers are polymers that are biodegradable and are apparently safe for the environment. The input materials for the production of these polymers may be either renewable, which are based on agricultural plant or animal products, or can be synthetic. Biobased goods are composed of natural materials and are biodegradable which makes them much better for the environment than the traditional throw-away plastic. Packaging is the major application served by bio plastics. Rigid plastic packaging find its use in products such as bottles and jars made from PET, which is the most extensively used resin.

Call for Proposals: Science-Driven E-Infrastructures Innovation (SEI)

This SEI call targets initiatives that are well-positioned to bring together environmental, social and economic scientists with data scientists, computational scientists, and e-infrastructure and cyber-infrastructure developers and providers to solve one or more of the methodological, technological and/or procedural challenges currently facing inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental change research that involves working with large, diverse and multi-source transnational data.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for projects : 2019 St Andrews prize for Environment

The Prize aims to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for Applications: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards support and celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world who have existing initiatives, products or services tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for Applications: Urban Water Scarcity Innovation Challenge Opens to Startups

The Challenge aligns with U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6, or SDG6, which calls for universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

FAO calls for global coordination for a bioeconomy that leaves no one behind

If done right, in particular with and for family farmers, bioeconomy can help efforts to tackle pressing global problems such as hunger, poverty and climate change.
8 months ago

Novel NUS technique strengthens building structures by mixing biochar from saw dust with cement

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found an innovative and environmental-friendly technique to enhance building structures. The new method, which incorporates biochar recycled from saw dust into cement, improves the strength and water tightness of mortar and concrete, and offers an alternative use to the large volume of wood waste produced in Singapore.
8 months ago

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air

An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists from Cornell University, Duke University, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo have an idea that could use that recipe to help power and provide food protein to large regions of the world - and simultaneously remove carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere.
8 months ago

National Geographic Society's Call for Proposals: Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution Program

Develop innovative solutions to help stop plastic from reaching waterways through improved recycling, waste management, or other means.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Environment & Wellbeing for the cities of Tokyo and Santiago

This challenge calls for startup utilizing the concepts of circular economy to create new products and services that help the environment and impact in(directly) the healthcare of its citizens.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Call for Applications: Movin'On Global Startup Challenge

The competing startups must demonstrate that they are true game changers, impacting any one of the following six industry's hot topics: Decarbonization and air quality, The new multimodal society, Technologies to accelerate implementation, Working together, Circular economy and Moonshots in mobility
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Climate Change Could Force Over 140 Million to Migrate Within Countries by 2050: World Bank Report

It finds that unless urgent climate and development action is taken globally and nationally, these three regions together could be dealing with tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050. These are people forced to move from increasingly non-viable areas of their countries due to growing problems like water scarcity, crop failure, sea-level rise and storm surges.
8 months ago

FFAR Call for Proposals: Healthy Soils

This Challenge Area targets innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, promoting robust soil microbial communities, improving cover crop cultivars, developing improved agronomic practices, characterizing soil health-related ecosystem services, increasing social and economic tractability of soil health promoting practices, and enhancing the efficacy of Extension services.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Call for Proposals: Conservation Technologies Programme

National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its Conservation Technologies Programme to advance breakthrough technologies that can scale National Geographic’s efforts to explore, visualize, understand, and ultimately protect the planet.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: New biotechnologies for environmental remediation

Proposals should include research and innovation for efficient and low cost remediation strategies using microorganisms by means of (bio-)electrochemical systems, or alternate systems that require minimum or zero external energy or chemicals. The work should ensure that an acceptable performance for field applications can be attained. Remediation should cover hydrocarbons and their derivatives, metals, nutrients, antibiotics or micropollutants.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Nominations Open for MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018!

The MIDORI Prize honors three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to conservation and sustainable use at local and global levels, and who have influenced and strengthened various biodiversity-related efforts, as well as raised awareness about biodiversity.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Localized Agri-Food Systems and Biodiversity

The studies focus on Nordic low-intensity livestock systems related to species-rich semi-natural grasslands. All the studies show that low-intensive agriculture and use of semi-natural grasslands may play an important role in maintaining biodiversity on both small and large scales.
10 months ago

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change

The transition from agriculture to agroforestry significantly increased soil organic carbon an average of 34 percent, according to Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, whose research group in the College of Agricultural Sciences conducted the study. The conversion from pasture/grassland to agroforestry produced soil organic carbon increases of about 10 percent, on average.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Added-value manfacturing: a cross-cutting challenge

Rather than competing primarily on cost, added value manufacturers deliver value by delivering product/service innovation, establishing process excellence, achieving high brand recognition and/or contributing to a sustainable society.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Eco-Industrial Parks Emerge as an Effective Approach to Sustainable Growth

There are about 250 self-styled eco-industrial parks operating or under development worldwide today, while just as recently as 2000, there were fewer than 50. Eco-industrial parks (EIP) offer the business advantages of traditional industrial parks while also using resources more efficiently, improving productivity, supporting the achievement of firms’ social responsibility goals, and lowering exposure to climate change risks.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Sustainable Blue Economy

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call to foster Sustainable Blue Economy. The call with a total budget of €14.5 million focuses on four areas: Demonstration & market, fighting marine litter, blue networks and restoring ecosystems.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Canada Call for Applications: 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards

Small/Medium Business Innovator: This award will be presented to a small Canadian business (registered as a Canadian corporation and with less than 500 employees) that has demonstrated innovation and leadership and made an impact in combating climate change.
Applications are closed
a year ago

CES® 2018 Innovation Award: Bosch smart city solution Climo helps to manage air quality

The Climo system enables the rapid and accurate measurement of air-quality parameters. It combines sensors and software to deliver a range of air-quality data, covering key air pollutants including: particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone. It also provides data from environmental parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, light, sound, pressure – and even pollen.
a year ago

For-profit Business Models are an effective path to Sustainable Development, meeting hears

SafeMotos equips motorcycle drivers with smartphones that track their driving, when they speed up, and how often they brake. The data is then fed into an algorithm developed by insurance companies to identify risky driving behavior.
a year ago