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Regardless of the advancement of communication systems and automated processes, we will always need ways to get things (including ourselves) from point A to point B. This is how we set out the stall for our 'Transportation' category which covers innovations and efforts leading to safe and accessible, low- or zero-carbon transportation forms and efforts to improve current methods of mass transportation of materials.

As we understand human development to be about the capability for us humans to have a long and healthy life, this category touches on many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is not one alone but successfully addressing all of them, simultaneously that we will be able to create  a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for all people, and our planet: from 'no poverty' and 'zero hunger', to 'good health and wellbeing' and 'quality education', to 'reduced inequalities' and peace, justice and strong institutions'.  And not to forget 'climate action', life below water' and 'life on land'.  Without a healthy planet’s healthful the above is for naught.

We are delighted to announce the beginning of a new partnership with Reboot the Future, starting with the introduction of the Imaginals Award into our catalogue. As first step an 'Imaginal' will be selected from our 10 Category Winners. An announcement will be made by 15th July.

San Diego, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – For the 8th year Katerva has been scouring the globe to identify the most promising sustainable disruptive innovations, the kind of innovation that makes our world a better place, and leads us towards sustainability. Reuters Environment Forum had this to say about us: "If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainable innovations, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, an international prize for the most promising ideas and innovations to advance the planet towards sustainability." 

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Money may make the world go around, but fair values and free markets make it a more enjoyable ride. Recent economic events have thrusted many global economic weaknesses into the spotlight. This category includes works to implant transparency, remove barriers, and internalize costs. The pinnacle of economic sustainability is making market price equal true value. 

This is how we at Katerva introduce our Economy category, which connects directly with Sustainable Development Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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