2024 KCP Application
The Global Brain, Ltd. DBA 'The Climate Restoration Network'
Customers & Partnerships
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Project Summary / Description:
The Technion has 25,000 residents and students and has to manage the waste of its population in general, and organic waste in particular. The state of Israeli waste management is in crisis and the entire country, including the Technion are dealing with the consequences of this crisis. To implement a waste management strategy that will lead to the reduction of landfilling in Israel, it is necessary to move from national-regional thinking to regional-local thinking. The Ministry of Environmental Protection in Israel has created a strategic plan for waste management, but it appears that there are difficulties in its implementation. The CRN's recommendation is to prepare and implement plans - to manage and treat waste locally and aspire to zero waste going into landfills. The project will explore solutions and methods of waste management for the Technion and will enable to produce economically viable local/regional solutions that also could be replicated.
How Project Affects Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions:
The climate restoration network will bring together and provide access to solutions, experts, resources, knowledge and funding from the global network to accelerate the local solution and impact. New/better/cheaper/more efficient waste management solutions will enable the government to achieve its strategic environmental goals. Now there is a difficulty in implementing it and the waste management in Israel is at a crisis. About 80% of it is buried, creating environmental implications for human health and the environment. The economic cost due to GHG emissions from a ton of waste is calculated in the Green Book of the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection.Due to the demographic growth and the increase in the standard of living, there is an unprecedented increase in Israel of 25% in the volume of waste production compared to the OECD countries.The project will help to manage and treat waste locally and aspire to zero waste going into landfills and as such will help reduce GHG emissions.If successful and duplicated the estimated contribution will be: Reducing landfill waste by at least 60% (in accordance with the strategic plan goals of the Israel Ministry of environment) Reduction of collateral damage caused by waste mis-management by at least 20%It is estimated that the cost savings for clearing waste in a settlement will amount to 1.5 million NIS (~ $430,000)Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 30K tons per year at the Technion. At a State level it will be 11,400K tons per year
Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
This project will enable us to produce economically viable local/regional solutions for complex environmental challenges with an emphasis on creating social and economic benefits, public welfare, increasing the climate-community resilience ‚ and as such will help empower those traditionally underrepresented. The project will develop and create quality regional employment, internship programs, jobs and diversifying human capital. Training personnel for local waste management operations Local waste treatment includes the use of technologies and professional manpower will also be needed to manage projects of this type Administration personnel for mediation between waste and raw materials of businesses / other Holistic treatment and smart operation, pollution reduction, savings, efficiency and revenue generation Introducing innovative technological tools and adapting local solutions for waste management It will also produce community climate resilience and economic development.
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The Climate Restoration Network was established in Israel as part of the global climate restoration ecosystem. It includes The Foundation for Climate Restoration (USA 2017), The Climate Restoration Safety & Governance Board (launched at COP27) and The Climate Restoration Investment Company (will be launched in 2023). In order to rapidly deploy climate restoration solutions on a large scale, the Climate Restoration Network is establishing Climate Restoration Centers (CRCs) in Israel and around the world. Each Climate Restoration Center is a business hub that coordinates, initiates and manages local and regional climate restoration projects, in this areas: Carbon & Emissions Regenerative agriculture Green energy independence Food and water security Community engagement and leadership Emergency preparedness for disasters Local treatment of waste and sewage