Sweeping opportunities in the landfill: Emerging waste management tech startup to come
Indonesia generates millions of tonnes of waste daily, making it one of the largest waste-producing countries globally. The country also has the highest municipal waste in Southeast Asia, creating a pressing problem that affects public health, the environment, and the economy. But amidst this crisis lies an opportunity. Entrepreneurs and innovators can create sustainable solutions that can transform waste management practices in Indonesia.
Creating future farming with technology for food resilience
The world is facing a dire situation. By 2050, the population is expected to reach an unprecedented 9.7 billion, while the food demand is expected to double. If we do not change our global agriculture system, the world might run out of food in just 27 years, according to The World Count. This is one part of the frightening reality that we must confront. The world is facing many challenges, including climate change, which is causing decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide.
Urgent energy needs in Southeast Asia: Renewable startups to the rescue
Accelerating renewable energy is urgent for Southeast Asia countries as energy demands continue to increase. Most countries' leaders have committed to achieve net-zero by 2050 to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
Setting sail for blue economy: Opportunities and challenges in building a maritime startup
The maritime industry has tremendous potential for growth and development. It is a complex sector that encompasses a wide range of activities, including shipping and logistics, fishing, and aquaculture. According to UNDP, the industry also plays a critical role in the world economy, accounting for 5% of global GDP, or estimated at US$ 3 trillion per year.
Turning your ideas on climate issues into real impact
Southeast Asia is currently on track to experience a 3°C warming, which goes beyond the target set by the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This projection has significant ramifications for the worldwide market and the well-being of the Southeast Asian population.
The four tracks of Climate Impact Innovations Challenge
What will the world be like for our children if we fail to limit global warming to below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C? In the best-case scenario where the globe warms only by 1.5°C, a 10-year-old child in 2020 will experience four fold as many extreme climate events throughout the course of their life compared to a 55-year-old.
East Ventures and Temasek Foundation launched Indonesia’s largest climate tech innovations platform of the year: Climate Impact Innovations Challenge 2023
East Ventures, a pioneering sector-agnostic venture capital firm that has supported over 250 tech companies across Southeast Asia, and Temasek Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organization that supports sustainable development initiatives, launched Climate Impact Innovations Challenge (CIIC), the largest climate tech innovations platform of the year in Indonesia.