When we compare the human development index to the ecological footprint we can see that we’re heading towards an unsustainable future. Urban areas are a key contributor to this. As populations keep moving into urban areas and as cities keep on growing – what can cities do to ensure they’re smart enough to remain sustainable?
High energy consumption, overpopulation, high emissions – these are some of the key challenges countries and cities face. The formula for change? Long term political commitment and data to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
After serving as Pre-Accession Adviser in Poland and Slovenia, Andreas joined the EAA to lead the ETC Urban, Land and Soil systems group, which is developing various data and reports based on satellite imagery and supports land monitoring for the Copernicus program. He has over 25 years of experience and holds degrees in Agriculture (terrestrial ecology) and Business Administration from Humboldt University in Berlin.
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