According to Luis Fernández Carril, Coordinator for Sustainability and Climate Change at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), he announced that the state of Queretaro He has a great opportunity at the national level for project excellence in science, technology and sustainability in the field of circular economybecause it is probably the only entity that has a law in this area.
He noted that this circular economy law of Queretaro It is a national example by obtaining consensus from various levels of governmentfrom academia, from corporations, and from various sectors of government entrepreneurship.
He explained that the Royal Foundation is a global initiative headed by Prince William, which announced the start of the call for nominations for the Earthshot Prize 2023, The most prestigious environmental prize in the world estimated at 5 million pounds sterling To five initiatives that propose solutions to the environmental problems facing the planet.
This competition is divided, as in previous editions, into the following categories: protect and restore nature; Clean the air, revive the oceans, create a waste-free world, and fix the climate.
The winners, in addition to receiving £1 million each, will have access to a variety of resources, including personal support for Expanding solutions offered to achieve greater impact.
To be the creditors of the award, which reaches its third edition, Solutions from individuals, communities, companies or organizations making meaningful progress will be considered Regarding the categories available, and you must go beyond the idea stage; That is, they must be initiatives that already provide solutions and need support to expand their impact in the next five years.
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He pointed out that Mexico and many regions of the country, especially desert or semi-desert regions, Like the Baguio region (Aguas Calientes, Querétaro, Jalisco, Guanajuato, SLP, Zacatecas and Michoacán) has serious environmental problems.with the lack of rain, heat waves, high temperatures, poor air quality and unexpected floods in low-lying areas.
For the third time in a row, Tecnológico de Monterrey will be the only Mexican institution to be part of the Prize as the official nominee, thus uniting More than 300 organizations from around the world have been invited to submit nominations.
In the case of Mexico, he added that in previous editions, there had been participation by some 40 sustainable projects and this version is expected to be similar.
From December 5 through January 13, ITESM will receive on the institution’s website and mail ([email protected]) Information for anyone interested in participating in this contest.
The winners of the 2022 edition are: Clean Our Air: Mukuru Clean Stoves, Kenya; Nature Conservation and Restoration: Kheti, India; Revive Our Oceans: Aboriginal Women on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Building a Zero Waste World: Notpla, UK & Fixing Our Climate: 44.01, Oman.
With information from Juan Carlos Machorro
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