Whitepaper on Sustainable Development Innovations

7 Key Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development in 2022

Rapid urban growth, climate change, and wealth inequality are just a few of the challenges that are being addressed by new technological innovations in 2022. 

This whitepaper outlines 7 key technological innovations in the sustainable industry this year. These innovations address the SDGs outlined by The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goal is to have more affordable, effective, sustainable, and durable buildings and cities that can directly address concerns of urbanization and urban growth. A few examples include homelessness, waste management, a lack of clean air and water, safety, and growing income gaps. 

For instance, 3D printed homes are about to become available to the mass market. This could have a massive impact on the housing market, especially in fast-growing cities and urban developments. AI, on the other hand, already offers several viable solutions, as do green bonds.

Furthermore, the US 1.5 billion USD infrastructure plan and the European Union’s green deal will create new opportunities for public-private partnerships and investments in this area. The goals that were created during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)  also reinforce this.  

While the public sector is key for incentivizing these innovations, one of the biggest drivers is venture capital. Only with a private-public partnership can they be adopted across markets.  Ultimately, these innovations are all about improving the built environment and cities to create a better future for all.

So, what technologies do we recommend keeping an eye out for in 2022? 

  1. Alternatives to cement
  2. Solar cooling and PV
  3. 3D Printed Homes
  4. AR/VR and Drone Inspections
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  6. Blockchain Technologies
  7. Green Bonds 

And if you want to learn more about innovation and sustainability, get the whitepaper 7 Most Important Innovations for Sustainable Development in 2022.