Climate change needs serious and unprecedented combat, before completely disintegrating our environment and stealing natural habitats away from the all-encompassing landscape of Mother Nature. One of the main causes of global warming is reflected by the greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the air and effect everything that feeds on it. Industries and businesses need to adapt quickly and efficiently to the new environmental requirements in order to preserve and thus help grow the quality of air in particular and the quality of life as a whole.
Greenhouse gas emissions can be limited and this can be achieved until 2020 with very little economic constraints and no technological adjustments whatsoever, according to a new report released this week.
The International Energy Agency declares that tackling emissions from burning of fossil fuels can be done in the energy sector. This can be performed by increasing efficiency in industry, transport and building sector. In other words, less consumption, greater care, better use of resources.
Moreover, economy can still work productively and with less greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of the least efficient coal fired power plants and stop their construction.
Renewable energy, passive houses, recyclable materials, green materials, organic materials, can help preserve the environment and keep economy growing.
Investments in renewable energy technologies in the power sector must be increased from $270 billion to $400 billion in 2030. The investment will pay off as the effects of it will take place with time. A better climate, a better life and a better vision over the future of mankind. This can also happen by reducing methane emissions in oil and gas production.
The International Energy Agency has been working as an energy watchdog in most civilized countries ever since 1970’s. It is thus a trustworthy source when it comes to reports, data and analysis overviewing the state of facts in terms of climate change. According to recent statistics, economy grew considerably last year without raising the levels in gas emissions. This is a very good sign that official laws, carbon markets and technologies of the present are starting to signal a chance of growth and development without the cost of environmental degradation.
Everything will be regulated this year at the much awaited UN conference in Paris. Until then, media will benefit from the long debated controversy and reactions from most unexpected sources. From Pope Francis to Barrack Obama, leaders all over the world take their chances to appear in public and share their views over global warming. Besides their attempts to create awareness or only to steal the spotlights, it seems that perspectives are optimistic provided industries, businesses and people altogether work to adapt, improve and overcome the effects of environmental changes. Economy can survive without rise in greenhouse gas emissions. All it takes is a little care and a little more awareness and will.
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