Today, April 22nd is International Earth Day, a date that reminds us of the importance of caring for and protecting our planet. Oceans are filled with plastics and are becoming more acidic. Extreme heat, forest fires, floods, and other climate events have affected millions of people. Even today, we are still grappling with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate change, human-caused alterations to nature, and crimes that disrupt biodiversity can accelerate the destruction of our planet. That’s why it’s essential for everyone to work together to restore and protect our ecosystem.

This year, International Earth Day is more significant than ever as it is celebrated during the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. The health of our planet and its inhabitants depends on our ecosystems. Restoring damaged ecosystems can help put an end to poverty, fight against climate change, and prevent mass extinction. But it is only possible if everyone helps.

How is CALIMERO contributing to the ecosystems restoration?

In this way, CALIMERO project is an excellent example of how science can help us protect our planet. CALIMERO project analyses case studies across five bio-based sectors to find solutions and improve their overall environmental, economic and social performance of industries.

CALIMERO focus on developing new methodologies to evaluate the sustainability of bio-based industries is a significant contribution to the goals of the International Earth Day in 2023. By implementing the Product Environmental Footprint guidelines as a starting point, the project aims to provide a standardized and comprehensive approach to assessing the sustainability impacts of bio-based industries. Additionally, the project will use Multi-Objective Optimization frameworks to optimize the operational parameters of industrial processes, with the goal of improving their sustainability impacts. The guidelines and recommendations generated by the project will be addressed to industry, policymakers, and the scientific community, further promoting the principles of sustainable development.

In conclusion, this International Earth Day serves as a reminder of the importance of investing in our planet and support scientific projects like CALIMERO that help us better understand the challenges we face.

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