Sustainability has become one of the crucial topics of interest worldwide across the people in academia, industry and governments. Decision making initiatives have been supported with ample quantitative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods significantly inRead more
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.
Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts.
But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy. To address climate change, countries are working to adopt a global agreement in Paris this December.
Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change-2/
Proper planning for evacuation during natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes is an important aspect that needs to be taken into account in disaster management. Typical evacuation planning is based on the assumption thatRead more
The detrimental effects of floods and tsunamis in Caribbean islands are well known and numerous efforts, such as the Tsunami Warning Program, have focused on mitigating the effects of these natural hazards. The construct ofRead more
Description As Green moves from fad to fact, stakeholders will increasingly demand that companies address sustainability in all aspects of their supply chain. Warehousing, transportation, and packaging choices all affect your companys carbon impact. AbstractRead more