16 Nov '13, 12am

VERGE São Paulo: Tech, partnerships push sustainability in Brazil

VERGE São Paulo: Tech, partnerships push sustainability in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- Like the rest of the world, Brazil is looking for sustainable solutions -- and like other emerging economies, these need to take into account a continuing improvement in quality of life for its 200 million inhabitants. The GreenBiz VERGE São Paulo conference held this past week confirmed how these solutions not only need to be diverse, based on technology that humanity already controls – but they can’t happen if efforts by companies and governments are isolated. Energy demand alone is expected to grow 40 percent globally in the next 15 years. Energy, IT, buildings and transportation for our increasingly crowded cities all need to considered. In his opening speech, Joel Makower, GreenBiz executive editor, talked about emerging challenges that can benefit from the convergence of such varied technologies. “What happens when they all come together?” he asked. For ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/11/15/verge-sao-paulo-a...

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