The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry emissions.
Globally, industry emissions are responsible for 27% of our CO2 emissions, second only to the power sector. Four materials are responsible for up to 60% of these industry emissions – steel, cement, chemicals and aluminum – reaching a total of 7.1 Gt CO2 per year.
Both the Centre and states need to take cognisance of the fact that bailouts by new schemes cannot be continued.
When consumers think about saving water, it’s usually in the context of having a shorter shower or installing water-wise appliances, but one new brand has stepped up to raise awareness around water use in the beauty industry. In celebration of National Water Week last month, Australia’s first water-responsible beauty brand, Conserving Beauty, held a Conscious Conversation event to discuss the importance of water and the beauty industry’s impact on the global water shortage. Conserving Beauty Founder and CEO Natassia Nicolao, who was also named an AWA VIC Young Water Professional of The Year award finalist, said she was honoured to be the first beauty brand invited to join the association. “At Conserving Beauty, we live and breathe water conservation, so we are thrilled to be a part of the Australian Water Association community to continue to drive awareness and conversation about the global water crisis,” Nicolao said.
This blog is an edited version of a keynote CUSP director Tim Jackson gave at the 2013 Sea of Faith Annual Conference in Leicester. In outlining the philosophical foundation of a different approach to economics, this essay speaks as much to the financial crisis from 2008, as it does to the current…
China is the world’s No. 1 creator of single-use plastic waste. The US is No. 2. China will ban single-use plastics across the country.The US has no plan…
Today our societies face great challenges with water, in terms of both quantity and quality, but many of these challenges have already existed in the past. Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present seeks to highlight the issues that emerge or re-emerge across different societies and periods, and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability. Incorporating cutting-edge research and pioneering field surveys on past and present water management practices, the interdisciplinary contributors together identify how societies managed water resource challenges and utilised water in ways that allowed them to evolve, persist, or drastically alter their environment.