Bending the Linear toward the Circular

What we do...

The SmartNations Foundation

Toward a sustainable, resilient, livable,
thriving, and just world by helping communities
at every scale to align with achieve the criteria for
the UN SDGs

Founded originally as a website community hosted in Ålesund, Norway,   SmartNations Foundation was formed as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation, with offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2020.

We focus on project planning, design, funding, and development of highly sustainable Digital Transformation Infrastructure projects required to enable, support, and accelerate sustainable, resilient Smart Cities programs in communities, societies and economies of all scales.

SmartNations projects principally target clear alignment with and achievement of applicable UN SDGs. Each project undertaken is designed for carbon-zero emissions, circular-economy operations, and lowest-possible embodied carbon footprint in building materials and equipment.

What comprises the Infrastructure that powers
Digital Transformation?

Energy – clean, renewable, includes storage, distribution
Telecommunications, Internet – high-speed, low-latency fiber, Internet
Data Centers – IoT edge-to-cloud services

SmartNations Foundation seeks worthy projects in emerging and developing economies, particularly. In the USA, this includes designated Opportunity Zones, that may be eligible for ESG Impact Investing.

The CLIMATE 4.0 Project

How Digital Transformation will bend the curve of the linear economy toward the circular – carbon zero, climate positive, and regenerative

The Climate 4.0 Project of the SmartNations Foundation will develop as a multimedia, research, and conference platform for telling the stories of how Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities technology solutions will help lead toward Climate 4.0 Economy – the climate positive and regenerative climate of the future – at every scale of community, society and enterprise.

The SmartNations Foundation thesis is that the technologies of Digital Transformation are now being applied directly to climate change mitigation and abatement solutions at an ever-increasing pace.

Further, Climate 4.0 posits that, if properly designed and implemented with economic circularity as a "first principle," Digital Transformation can achieve remarkable dematerialization and decarbonization while infusing new – of exponential in scale – digital and data-driven value creation.

When properly designed with forward-looking policy and governance, new prosperity can be achieved in tandem with climate-change mitigation.

How do enterprises, large and small, drive this change? How do public sector policy and governance enable, encourage and properly guide this?

This is what we mean by The Climate 4.0 Economy. These are the stories we tell.

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