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• Published on 30 Aug. 2014 • Category : Economy • Tags : innovation development
Frugal innovation is future of sustainability in developing worldOver the past few years, frugal innovation -- the development of low-cost alternatives to aid poorer communities -- has become a staple of the developing world’s economic makeup. Everything from medical devices to cars to household appliances have been stripped down to their minimum requirements and sold at a fraction of the Western price.Now, with climate change threatening the health of the globe, many developing nations are once again turning to frugal innovation to help fight their effects while simultaneously promoting sustainability. Let’s look at some of recent low-cost, efficient s(...)
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• Published on 30 Jun. 2014 • Category : Economy • Tags : sustainable development economy
Report indicates sustainable development can preserve environment and boost economySpend a little now; save a lot later.That appears to be the guiding mantra of a study from the World Bank on climate-smart development released this week. In it, the authors praise the benefits -- on life span, community health, job creation and gross domestic product -- of nations embracing climate-smart developmentin both new construction and the retrofitting of existing properties. The study indicates that if governments act soon to engage with green development, the economic and environmental benefits will soon far outweigh the initial costs.To generate t(...)
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