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…

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…

Plastic Waste Continued : Waste Export

The UN Environmental Programme reports that the global consumption of plastic has jumped twice from 55 million tons in 1950 to 110 million tons in 2010. The frightening estimates raise the question what happens with all this plastic waste. Most of it is not recycled and goes to landfills where it takes approximately 1000 years for the…

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…

How Chocolate harms Mother Earth

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweet treats in the world and, to be honest, who does not love chocolate? It seems to be the best choice in many situations and whether you are trying to say ‘I love you’ to your girlfriend or want to apologise for not being on time for dinner…

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…