SWOT will happen to the UK’s environmental commitments post-Brexit?

In a referendum fraught by debates over immigration, sovereign identity and international trade, the future of the UK’s environmental movement is uncertain to say the least. So what does that post-Brexit future look like for our environment? The UK’s existing environmental policies are arguably much stronger than those which the EU requires of its member…

The new mantra in the energy industry – Innovate and Collaborate to survive

Traditionally, innovation in the energy sector has been seen as a threat to the oil and gas industry due to the rapid growth of the renewable energy sector and its supporting policies. However, some of these large multi-national corporations have now reversed their views on renewable energies and have started to embrace the opportunities these…

Technological Development. What to Expect?

  For the past 50 years, Moore’s Law (1965) has been orchestrating technological advancements in the era of digital and information technology. The idea of continuous doubling is what transformed computers from enormous boxes to the supercomputers embedded in our mobile devices. Where will this exponential pattern of development bring humanity and its creations though? The unprecedented…

Ecological Modernisation: implementing Natural Climate Solutions

Attending the WBCSD in Mexico 2017, I sat in on a talk about natural climate solutions (NCS), admittedly not knowing much about it beforehand. This is due to believing technology will be the saviour, as elaborated by Kahn (1979): “An examination of the efforts now being made indicates that one or more technological solutions will…

Biofuel and Hybrid, a cure for transport?

In the last 40 years we could have seen a rapidly increasing concern about the devastating situation in automobile industry. Around 30% of all CO2 and nitrogen oxide in the atmosphere is produced only by cars and this is just the beginning of the fatal news. The majority of car companies, like Volkswagen, try to…

We need a green government!

World Business Council of Sustainable Development suggests that major organisations can play a crucial role in achieving sustainable future by the guidance of Vision 2050. There is a need for a strong organisational change leaving “business as usual” in the past. Unfortunately, even if all of the companies in the world go through the necessary…

Green Consumerism- Millennials and the New Framework for Wellbeing

Despite the fact that a growing demand for products associated with ‘green’ development has been noted, improved production and green consumerism do not necessarily put a stop to the destruction of biodiversity and forests. What I will argue in this blog is the fact that consumers in emerging and developed countries should avoid excessive and…

Where does plastic go?

Imagine you are wandering in a mountain valley. Or you are sailing in a boat. Or rather diving deep towards the sea bottom somewhere in the Red Sea. Most probably your imagination builds images of beautiful nature in your mind, revealing stunning views. I apologize; I have to disappoint you. Imagine the same picture you…

The (Im-)morality of Sustainable Development

  In academia, a popular shared belief states that technology might be the solution for environmental problems. It is generally agreed that contemporary societies can commercialize and develop environmentally friendly technologies that, in comparison to the current technologies used, produce less pollution and require less natural resources. It can be argued that long-term environmental sustainability…