A green urban transportation future
Jul28

A green urban transportation future

Globally, the transportation sector, which includes the movement of people and goods by cars, trucks, trains, ships, airplanes and other vehicles, is one of the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG): Transportation produces around 23% of global GHG emissions from fuel combustions and is one of the fastest growing consumers of fossil fuels and the fastest growing source of GHG emissions. Energy consumption and GHG...

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Vancouver a hub of green growth
Jul21

Vancouver a hub of green growth

Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan aims to turn Vancouver in a hub of green growth. The Action Plan specifically aims to double the number of green jobs over 2010 levels by 2020 and double the number of companies that are actively engaged in greening their operations over 2011 levels by 2020. Vancouver’s Green and Digital Demonstration Program To increase Vancouver’s reputation as a hub of green growth the city has established...

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Dubai’s smart water meters
Jul14

Dubai’s smart water meters

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the most water scarce regions in the world. In 1950, per capita renewable water resources were 4,000 cubic meters per year. Currently, this figure is 1,100 cubic meters and by 2050 it will drop to 550 cubic meters as a result of climate change and rapid urbanization. Dubai’s smart water meters In response to water scarcity the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is...

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The rise of the Smart Nation
Jul07

The rise of the Smart Nation

Globally, nations are becoming increasingly challenged by rising household consumption levels, depletion of natural resources, increasing levels of pollution and greenhouse gases and increasing vulnerability to natural hazards and risks from climate change variation. In response to these challenges nations are becoming ‘smart’ in their management of scarce resources Click & Tweet! in the face of climate change. The rise of the Smart...

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Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic
Jul01

Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal” Aldo Leopold In the face of climate change, human beings have many decisions to contend with. One such decision is to continue on our current path of business-as-usual, ignoring the science and consequences of climate change or to act now by mitigating or adapting to the issues at stake. If humans take...

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