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Are you ready for the resource revolution?

Are you ready for the resource revolution? | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Power Trips broaden energy students’ horizons | Duke University Energy Initiative

Power Trips broaden energy students’ horizons | Duke University Energy Initiative | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Official gateway to information and online resources of Duke University, a private research university located in Durham NC, USA.
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"Distance learning MSc in Green Economy" (Bournemouth University)

It is now possible to take the units of this course as individual continuing professional development units, which means you can register for one unit at a time, rather than a full award. You can complete to full masters via this flexible delivery. For more information, please contact our askBU Enquiry Service .

 

Key features of the course

 

A unique course that is the only course of its kind in the worldCombine your studies with employment, and there is scope to undertake a professional placement in a workplace as part of the courseHighly inter-disciplinary, drawing from ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology, among other areas

 

What will I study?

 

The development of a green economy, or an economy that is environmentally sustainable, has become a political and socio-economic imperative. Key drivers include the need to reduce carbon emissions to minimise the risk of climate change, overexploitation of resources and widespread environmental degradation, which is eroding the natural capital on which human wellbeing depends. The transition to a green economy represents a substantial challenge to society, particularly in the current era of rapid environmental and socio-economic change.

This green economy course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice.

How will I study?

In keeping with the ethos of the course, it is delivered via distance learning to minimise its environmental impact. The course can be studied from anywhere in the world, supported by a high quality virtual learning environment. You will be supported by electronic communication with staff and researchers at BU, and will also interact with other students as members of a virtual learning community.

The course includes the option to undertake either a research project, or an extended professional placement involving implementation of a practical project in a workplace environment.

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Toward a Big Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Toward a Big Data Revolution for Sustainable Development | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Written by Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse. This is the latest post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ In choosing the term ‘revolution’,...
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Dieter Helm: "Why are energy prices so politically toxic?"

Dieter Helm: "Why are energy prices so politically toxic?" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
The price of electricity has become a centerpiece of political debate. It provides a focus for a whole set of political concerns and prejudices. It directly impacts on household budgets and hence highlights the “squeezed middle”. Electricity is provided by big companies¾hitting the “fat cats” and “monopoly capitalism” buttons. It is essential to modern life, and just like cash machines, we fear what happens when its supply is interrupted....
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Dieter Helm: www.dieterhelm.co.uk
 

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"Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications", 5th Edition | UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

ype:Course Date:14 Apr - 06 Jun 2014 Duration of event:8 weeks Location:web-based Programme area:Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Governance and Law, Public Finance and Trade Fee:USD 600  A small number of full/partial fellowships are available for participants from developing countries working in the public sector, academia or non-profit organizations. Priority for fellowships will be given to applicants from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Fellowship applications will be accepted until 31 September 2013. Website:http://www.unitar.org/egp Event focal point email:envgov@unitar.org

 

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The Floating City Project

The Floating City Project combines principles of both seasteading and startup cities, by seeking to locate a floating city within the territorial waters of an existing nation. Historically, The Seasteading Institute has looked to international waters for the freedom to establish new nations and spur competitive governance. However, there are several reasons we are now seeking a host nation: a) It is less expensive to engineer a seastead for relatively calm, shallow waters compared with the open ocean outside of territorial waters; b) it will be easier for residents to travel to and from the seastead, as well as to acquire goods and services from existing supply chains; and c) a host nation will provide a place for a floating city within the existing international legal framework, with the associated protections and responsibilities.

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The Seasteading Institute:

http://www.seasteading.org

 

The Floating City Project

http://floating-city.org

 

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Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective

Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Overview At a time when the global population of people ages 65 and older is expected to triple to 1.5 billion by mid-century, public opinion on whether the
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Bilim insanları uyardı: "Ya kanal ya İstanbul"

Bilim insanları uyardı: "Ya kanal ya İstanbul" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın "çılgın proje" olarak lanse ettiği Kanal İstanbul Projesi İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Dolapdere kampüsünde konunun uzmanlarınca masaya yatırıldı.
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More consumption not necessary for human well-being, says UN report

More consumption not necessary for human well-being, says UN report | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Greater food system efficiency and curbs to the expansion of cropland are
necessary to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, says a report
presented today (24 January) by the UN at the World Economic Forum in Davos,
Switzerland.
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Next Manufacturing Revolution

Next Manufacturing Revolution | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

We are on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution focused on non-labour resource productivity, which includes energy efficiency, waste reduction, packaging optimisation, transport efficiency, circular resource use, and supply chain collaboration.

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What a Transportation Revolution in China Looks Like

What a Transportation Revolution in China Looks Like | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Can China find a fuel alternative for its swelling number of transportation vehicles?

 

A shower of sparks and the crackle of electricity mark the beginning (or end) of a trip on a partially electrified bus in the capital of Shandong Province. "Spring City" lacks a subway system (due to its eponymous artesian springs) and so relies on buses to move its more than four million people across a city that now sprawls some 20 kilometers east to west. And those buses move thanks to everything from ammonia to electricity.

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Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2014, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

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Energizing Green Cities: Solutions to Meet Demand and Spark Economic Growth

Energizing Green Cities: Solutions to Meet Demand and Spark Economic Growth | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Urban population in East Asia is growing twice as fast as in the rest of the world. Energy demands and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are rising but cities can become global engines of green growth.
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The eco-hysteria of blaming mankind for the floods

The eco-hysteria of blaming mankind for the floods | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Blaming storms on human industry is as backward as blaming them on gays.

 

What a laugh we all had a few weeks ago when that UK Independence Party councillor, David Silvester, said floods in England were caused by gay marriage. Remember the merriment? The eccentric (I’m being polite) Silvester wrote to his local newspaper in Oxfordshire to say that the reason we are ‘beset by storms’ is because PM David Cameron acted ‘arrogantly against the gospel’ by allowing gay people to get hitched, and the internet exploded into guffaws. Silvester became the subject of witty memes, mocking tweets, and searing newspaper critiques. He was eventually ditched by UKIP. Everyone asked the same question: ‘In the twenty-first century what sort of person seriously believes that natural calamities like floods can be blamed on allegedly “sinful” behaviour?!’

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France explores 'clean' shale gas extraction technique

France explores 'clean' shale gas extraction technique | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

France is looking into a new technique of shale gas extraction with non-flammable propane, which has yet to be proven safe and efficient.

Even though the exploitation of shale gas remains banned in France, the industry minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has openly stated he is in favour of it.

 

Early February, a French parliamentary office assessing scientific and technological choices heard Jean-Claude Lenoir, MP and co-author of a report on alternative techniques to hydraulic fracturing - or 'fracking' -, the main extraction technique for shale gas.

 

In his May 2012 investiture speech, French President François Hollande clearly ruled out fracking in France. “In the current state of our knowledge no one can say that the exploitation of gas and oil shale by hydraulic fracturing, only known technique today, is free from serious risks for health and the environment,” he then declared.

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The countries that will be most impacted by aging population

The countries that will be most impacted by aging population | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

An aging population is a looming economic and social burden, particularly in Europe and Northeast Asia, and to a lesser extent in the United States. In many of these societies, the public recognizes the problem. How this recognition affects the emerging politics of global aging — the allocation of scarce fiscal resources to pay for the pensions and health care of the elderly – could prove a defining issue in graying economies around the world for decades to come.

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How Saving Ecosystems Saves Lives

How Saving Ecosystems Saves Lives | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
One of the first things you realize about Borneo is how difficult it can be to land a plane. On my first trip there, our plane circled the provincial capital of Palangkaraya for a half hour before a window in the smoke opened long enough to land. 

Like many places in the tropics, Borneo is burning—and the consequences are widespread.

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İsa Yazar (2008): "İşte Başbakan'a 3 çocuk ısrarı yaptıran rapor"

İsa Yazar (2008): "İşte Başbakan'a 3 çocuk ısrarı yaptıran rapor" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın 'her aileye üç çocuk' çağrısının sırrı çözüldü. Bu çıkışın temelinde Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu (SGK)'nun hazırladığı 'aktif nüfus raporu' yatıyor.


Başbakan'a sunulan bu raporda 2075 yılına kadar ülkedeki aktif nüfusun nasıl bir seyir izleyeceği bilimsel veriler ve grafiklerle anlatılıyor.

 

Rapora göre, Türkiye en hızlı yaşlanan ülkeler arasında bulunuyor ve nüfus Avrupa'nın iki katı hızla yaşlanıyor. Tahminlere göre 2075'te her dört kişiden biri 60 yaşın üzerinde olacak. Nüfus artış hızı ise yüzde 1,2'den 0,2'ye inecek. Nüfus bilimcilerine göre toplumun işgücü açısından dinamizmini kaybetmemesi için her ailenin ortalama 2,1 çocuk sahibi olması gerekiyor. Bu da Başbakan Erdoğan'ın dile getirdiği gibi 3 çocuk anlamına geliyor.


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Konuyla ilgili 3E tweet'im:

https://twitter.com/EnerEkolEkon/status/286610228022214656

 

Konuyla yakından ilgili bir belgesel film:

http://www.scoop.it/t/3e-energy-ecology-economy/p/3996156080/2013/02/08/the-new-economic-reality-demographic-winter-a-documentary-film

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HOW WILL FOOD CONSUMPTION HABITS CHANGE IN 2050’s

HOW WILL FOOD CONSUMPTION HABITS CHANGE IN 2050’s | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

It is expected that, world will need 50%-70% more food by 2050. The main reasons are global warming, increasing population and much more daily calories due to raising welfare. But population increase is causing dramatic fall in agricultural areas per person.  Currently cultivated landis 1.38 billion hectares and unfortunately this is unfortunately not easy expanded. Opositly it might shirink due to soil erosion, eutrophication, salinisation, built-up land (cities and infrastructures) etc. In 1960’s cultivated land per person was 0.45 hectare (Ha, 4500 m2), whereas it did decrease to 0.24 Ha in 2010’s. It is expected that his share will drop to 0.18 Ha in 2050’s.

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Su kıtlığı için hava şartları suçlanamaz

Su kıtlığı için hava şartları suçlanamaz | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

Su kıtlığının tek bir nedeni olmadığı gibi tek bir çözümü de yok. Problemi ve çözümünü bir bütün olarak tüm yönleriyle ele almak zorundayız

 

Amerika’da “Blame it on weather” diye bir deyim var. Yani kimse hatasını kabul etmez; suçu havaya ya da iklime atar. Şimdi bağırarak gelen kuraklık sonucu yazın su sıkıntısı ortaya çıkarsa suçlu yine hava mı olacak?


Genellikle su kıtlığına neden olan belli başlı beş faktör vardır:
1. Kuru iklim.
2. Kuraklık (Kuru dönemlerin sıklığı ve uzunluğu).
3. Çölleşme (Erozyon, ormansızlaşma, aşırı otlama).
4. Su stresi (Yüksek nüfus ve yoğun sanayi nedeniyle aşırı talep).
5. Çevre tahribatı (Su havzalarının amaç dışı kullanımı, su kaynaklarının kirletilmesi ve küresel iklim değişimi).
Görüldüğü gibi su kıtlığının nedenleri arasında küresel iklim değişikliği zurnanın en son deliği gibi altta yer alıyor.
Genellikle bu faktörlerin birkaçı birden su kıtlığına neden olur. Şu anda bunların beşi de ülkemizin farklı yerlerinde farklı farklı ölçülerde etkili oluyor. Su kıtlığının tek bir nedeni olmadığı gibi tek bir çözümü de yok. Problemi ve çözümü de bir bütün olarak yapısal ve yapısal olmayan tüm yönleriyle ele almak zorundayız. Yani kuraklık problemi sadece baraj yapmak, boru döşemek gibi önlemlerle çözülemez.

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Video: How Toyota drives non-labour resource efficiency

Steve Hope of Toyota Motor Europe explains how Toyota has dramatically improved its resource efficiency, reducing its energy, water and waste per vehicle by 70%, 75% and 60% respectively from 1993 to 2007.
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