challenge # 1:

Together, we can feed the world

Ensuring that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity. This focus on providing for the needs of a growing population will help developing countries prosper, and foster economic growth around the world.

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challenge # 2:

Together, we can build a secure energy future

While the demand for energy grows, the supply of fossil fuels will not. With a growing population, we will need to use those existing resources as efficiently and effectively as possible, and find better ways to harness renewable energy sources, as well. These transitions will stimulate new industries and power clean economies.

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challenge # 3:

Together, we can protect people and the environment

A growing global population places increased pressure on people and the environment. And as the world develops, humanity places greater value on both life and the earth we all share. We believe that life and our ecosystem are precious, and we're working to protect them.

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challenge # 4:

Together, we can be innovative anywhere

Innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all help to make the world a better place. We can use scientific research to solve issues ranging from medicine and health to mathematical computation to any STEM topic we are passionate about. The diverse and ever-changing world of science is open to you!

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