Technology will Bolster International Sustainability Efforts

Published on: 30 April 2022 09:47 AM
by KnowESG

Many people's minds are focused on the fight to save the world and reverse the effects of climate change, especially with increased media coverage. Every tiny change we make contributes to the collective effort to go greener, but widespread action is required to address the climate issue.

It can also assist people in making their homes more environmentally friendly, which is critical as more of us transition to a hybrid or home-working paradigm. Greener supply chains, for example, can result in significant savings in greenhouse gas emissions, given the UK's 5.6 million enterprises.

While the size of a firm and thus its resources for sustainability-related investments will define the scope of changes, even small improvements would be advantageous. This green attitude will be more likely to survive as the firm grows if it is incorporated into the company principles early on.

Making adjustments to the way a company's supply chain is monitored is critical to the success of sustainability efforts. When it comes to making eco-friendly sourcing selections, having a clear understanding of what is happening at each level of the process is critical.

Sustainable technology can assist in identifying areas for improvement, such as where firms can reduce waste.

Greening Cities, like greener supply networks, can result in a slew of positive benefits. Because of the world's ever-increasing population and unrelenting urbanisation, our cities are becoming increasingly congested, with increased demand for resources.

Carbon emissions are increasing, and as a result, air quality is deteriorating. Air pollution is not only bad for the environment, but it's also bad for people's health, causing respiratory and cardiovascular difficulties and other chronic illnesses.

Sustainable technologies can also help in this situation. For example, the Smog Free Project attempts to purify the air, making cities greener and better places to live and work. This award-winning tower can clean 30,000 m3 of air each hour and is only 7 metres tall, so it doesn't take up much space.

Proponents argue that if these towers were built in cities throughout the world, they could make a huge difference.

Simultaneously, maximising limited natural resources can contribute significantly to a more sustainable world. Traditional energy sources like coal and oil have remained in high demand, but they are running out, and burning them harms our planet's climate, leading to global warming.

Solar panels and wind turbines are examples of sustainable technology that can help us use the natural resources around us to power our infrastructure instead.

While the capability for these green technologies varies by geography, economic wealth, and weather conditions, there is still a lot of untapped potential and possibility for additional innovation.

Renewables will grow more common in the coming years and decades, fundamentally altering the energy business as many countries focus on net-zero ambitions.

Source: Sustainability Times