Analiz global’nogo «zelenogo» perehoda

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of a Global Green Transition

Niels I Meyer

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    Abstract

    Mitigation of global warming and transitioning to a green and sustainable world are counteracted by a number of barriers and dilemmas. The paper analyzes a number of these barriers and dilemmas in order to highlight efficient strategies and solutions for a sustainable development. The dilemmas include the following examples: • There are limits to economic and material growth in a finite globe, but most governments in industrial countries are calling for more growth in a period of financial crisis. • More equity is required to stem the desire for growth, but inequity is increasing. • The increase in global temperature should stay below two degrees centigrade in order to avoid irreversible consequences, but the present path points to four degrees or more. • At least 50% of known reserves of fossil fuels must remain underground in order to avoid a temperature increase higher than two degrees, but a number of industrial countries are now promoting exploitation of new fossil sources like shale gas and oil from tar sand. • Reversing population growth facilitates sustainable development, but most governments of industrial nations appear to be more concerned about decreases in their population.
    Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of a Global Green Transition
    Original languageRussian
    JournalSafety in the Technosphere (translated from Russian)
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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