14 innovative projects helping to save the planet and make the world a better place

SourceWorld Economic Forum
CountryMiddle east

Digital crowdsourcing platform UpLink was created to address the world’s most pressing problems. The initiative seeks sustainable solutions to tackle issues such as climate change and social injustice. Projects are also aimed at tackling the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. The importance of sustainable solutions came to the fore in 2020 as communities across the world faced the threats of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital crowdsourcing platform UpLink was created to address such challenges and help speed up the delivery of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Unveiled at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2020, the platform connects the next generation of change-makers and social entrepreneurs to networks of contacts with the resources, expertise and experience to help bring about change. Since its launch, UpLink has surfaced the best entrepreneurial solutions through competitions such as its Ocean Solutions Sprint, Trillion Trees Challenge, COVID-19 Social Justice Challenge and COVID Challenges. Here are some of the most innovative. Ocean Solutions Sprint Cubex Global Oman-based Cubex Global aims to cut global shipping emissions by enabling businesses to easily buy and sell unused container space on existing cargo routes. The company claims that its blockchain-based marketplace could help reduce emissions ...read more...