Driving the Sustainability of Production Systems with Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation
Who’s behind it? – World Economic Forum
How can it help? – This White Paper provides the foundational insight and tools for the second and third years of the Accelerating Sustainable Production project by exploring high-impact technologies, regional opportunities for diffusion and the value at stake for cross-sector stakeholders. At its core, this work is a strategic framework enabling government and business to harness innovation in production for sustainable development and competitiveness.
This project’s first white paper seeks to answer three questions:
- What changes will the Fourth Industrial Revolution bring to systems of production, and how will they affect sustainability?
- What geographical opportunities exist to scale and diffuse sustainable opportunities?
- What value can these Fourth Industrial Revolution developments create for business, society and the environment, and how can they help achieve the SDGs?
The output is a prioritized set of emerging technology developments in each of the focus industries, with potential sustainability impacts identified on a global level.