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Confronting the Waste Side of Climate Innovation

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The climate tech sector is going through a rapid period of growth driven by climate, market and policy forces. But is this creating a new waste problem?

Technology is rapidly evolving, thus shortening product cycles to keep up with the latest advancements. Such improvements are necessary to accelerate market transformations critical to confronting the climate crisis. Improvements to farm equipment, consumer devices, renewable energy and EV charging stations are quickly replacing older iterations — often before their useful life is complete. But the speed of market growth may be creating unintended consequences in the waste produced for decommissioned technologies. How do we balance growth and technology adoption with the need for recycling, reusing and repurposing products and materials?

Join this session for a cross-sectoral analysis, and leave with a newfound focus on confronting the waste side of climate tech innovation.

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