Climate greatest risk to world’s economy

Climate biggest risk world economy, World Economic Forum reports

geopolitical instability is exposing businesses to cancelled projects, revoked licenses, interrupted production, damaged assets and restricted movement of funds across borders.

Failure of tackling climate change is the biggest risk to the global economy.

This is the conclusion of the World Economic Forum in its Global Risk Report 2016.

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This is why we should clean up our debris

circular economy, Food, recycle, reuse, sustainable infra, plastic, community, litter, rubbish, waste, debris,

You find a trace of cans, bottles, packs, plastic carrier bags and packaging for fast food along popular hiking paths and even in the middle of the forest.

A safe and harmonious society is a clean society, says Sander van Walsum. Every day he picks up litter and cleans roads and parks for the society! A self made volunteer that can’t stand the increasing mess in the community.

Along the way I pick all sorts of rubbish. Most of it are packaging materials and plastic bags.

Why do we have to clean up our rubbish

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Shell can help the energy transition, but does not

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There is a huge global movement towards renewable energy. Climate change disasters already cause grieve to millions around the world. This stimulates initiatives that will change the world in unpredictable ways. The directors of the oil and gas companies can not deny the changes.

Oil and gas companies such as Shell have the unique expertise to help with the construction of the future energy supplies.

Yet they do not. According to Kamp – former Shell manager – the strategy of oil and gas companies is doomed to fail.

“Like the bank, oil and gas companies won’t change their strategies. They are earning still too much money with fossil fuels.”

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Unilever needs no landfills anymore

Unilever products world wide

It was not only a matter of saving money, there were also created hundreds of jobs with this approach.

Since 2015, Unilever is reusing all regular waste from more than 240 factories in 67 countries worldwide. This saves the company 200 million USD. 

Unilever- multinational food and non-food – reports that they are the first industrial group of this size, avoiding landfill on this scale. It was not only a matter of saving money, there were also created hundreds of jobs with this approach. Read More

Ellen MacArthur: We need to switch to the circular economy

Recycle, Reuse, circular economy, raw materials, sustainable infra, electronics, cradle to cradle, green city, remanufacturing

To reuse or recycle a material, we need to know where materials are located.

During her world tour sailing Ellen became aware how important good material management was.

At sea, good materials are the difference between life and death.

Ellen started to think about the use of raw materials in our world economy. 

Her circular economy based on the principles of cradle-to-cradlewas born.

 

 

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LED Street Lights Are Energy Savers

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High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) work by the standard of electric driven release. HID lights make more effective lighting resembling the alike convention as the sun lightweight and are energy efficient

The benefits of converting to LED street lights are many:

Sewer heat power on the verge of a major breakthrough

Hydrea Thermpipe, heat exchange, sustainable infra, climate change, renewables, city heat, industrial heat recovering

Hydrea pipe recovers heat in the sewer (ESCO)

Recover heat from the sewer. The technique is not new, but was hardly used in the Netherlands.

Now the efficiency of the technique increases, a breakthrough is coming.

With heat from sewers up to 50% of the total energy consumption of households can be recovered and it is a clean form of renewable energy.  Read More

Hydrea Thermpipe delivers energy from the sewer

sewage, waste water, heat recovery, green city, electricity, water, sustainable infra, CO2, Footprint,

This is a durable and efficient solution, which fits excellent in the pursuit of energy-neutral cities. Just 150 meters Hydrea can supply heat to 100 homes.

Sewage water is relatively warm. In stead of using fossil fuels to heat your building or home, Hydrea Thermpipe generates renewable energy, using the heat from waste water.

 

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Climate Change – Celebs saving the world in Davos

Matt Damon, World Economic Forum, Climate Change, Global issues, milieu activist, sustainable

Matt Damon will speak with world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, this week

Milieu activist Al Gore will talk to rapper Pharrel Williams about the Climate Change World Issue during the World Economic Forum this week in Davos (Switzerland).

They are not the only world known stars.

Matt Damon and Goldie Hawn will also start the discussion with 45 presidents, thousands of captains of industries and scientists, next Wednesday. Read More