UnifAI is working with some of the world's leading infrastructure managers and standards developers to apply our AI and Digital Twin capability to the built environment, using real-time data to understand and analyse performance such as energy use and emissions.
Over half the global population now live in cities and the urban population worldwide is growing at the rate of 1.3 million people a week. The population will reach some 9 billion by 2050, and 65-75% of those billions will live in cities.
Humans have already fundamentally altered the landscape. It is estimated that between 30 and 50% of the planet’s and surface is used in one way or another by humans, and it is not slowing down. By 2040 we will double total urbanised land area of the planet.
It is essential that this new infrastructure is sustainable, resilient and high quality. We cannot keep building and developing as we have done so to date. Business as usual is not an option.
Thankfully, the world is waking up to this. Global commitments on sustainability and Net Zero are starting to have a meaningful impact on the way infrastructure and real estate assets are managed and valued. Megatrends such as the drive for Net Zero and the growth of ESG investing will, over time, lead to an unprecedented shift in global asset values away from ‘brown assets’ and into assets which can which measure, understand and control carbon emissions.
At the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the UK, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has committed to aligning the $130 trillion of private capital they are responsible for behind the drive to achieve net zero by 2050 while the global issuance of green bonds is expected to double in 2022 to more than $1 trillion.