Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance: we need to act now

24 Sep 2021
All Committees
Healthcare

Antimicrobial drugs are undervalued for their revolutionary impact on human society. Their discovery in the early 20th century corresponds with a dramatic increase in global life expectancy. Thanks to the development of various classes of antimicrobial agents throughout the last century, death at the hands of bacterial infection has become significantly less of a risk. However, the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria serves to dilute the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents. Andrea Chiarello (Pfizer), Chair, Healthcare Committee shares why we need to act now on antimicrobial resistance.

Cisco IoT and renewables

Reducing carbon footprint with IoT technology

24 Sep 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

The European Union wants to get at least 32% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and is aiming to be climate-neutral by 2050. To keep stability in the energy system, there has to be a balance between production and consumption of energy. Cisco has developed technology solutions to help utility providers collect, visualise and efficiently analyse critical data on the network and the flux of energy entering and leaving that grid. This allows for prediction on how much energy is available or consumed at a given time to keep stability in the energy system.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.

IBM blockchain

Enabling the energy transition with Blockchain

24 Sep 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

Blockchain can play a key role to speed up the integration and decarbonisation of energy markets.This is why IBM built a blockchain-based ‘Crowd Balancing Platform’ for electricity grid balancing with Equigy, a new joint venture by four major European electricity grid operators. It allows these operators to register, track and validate in a secure and immutable way, tens of thousands of small, consumer-produced energy transactions, using data from IoT devices, such as smart meters or charging points.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.