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The new Sustainability Exploration Environmental Data Science (SEEDS) programme is an exciting research initiative to challenge the thinking and practice around sustainability. It will develop ground-breaking products and solutions, providing benefits for governments, businesses, and individuals.
Accelerating the transition to a sustainable future through technology, research, and innovation.
To harness the power of technology, research, and innovation to create positive environmental and social change, and foster access to technological sustainability solutions.
SEEDS specialises in reducing emissions and waste from data centres. It is predicted that data centres could reduce up to 88% of their emissions. The number of data centres worldwide has grown from 500,000 in 2012 to more than 8 million. The energy used by data centres continues to double every four, with total global emissions estimated to rise to 14% by 2040 from 3.2%.
Global emissions from agriculture totalled 10.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) in 2019. This was the second consecutive year that emissions from agriculture increased. Global agricultural emissions from farm gate and land use change processes have remained relatively stable over the last three decades. However, in Africa, farm-gate and land use-related emissions increased over the entire 2000–2018 period by 38% and 20%, respectively.
Software is an overlooked factor partly responsible for driving up carbon emissions from the tech sector. The way software is designed, developed, and deployed can have a significant impact on energy consumption.
Water pollution negatively impacts human health and the environment. Effective management of water using technological innovations is needed to reduce Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and other gases.