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Weekly Roundup 133 – 19th to 25th August

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup‘Technological Fixes for Climate Change

Editorial by Karla Lant

‘Is there a way we can Geo-engineer our way out of the climate crisis?’ This article tries to answer exactly that question.

Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming.

Touted as a possibly revolutionary method to reverse the damage that has already been done, it is creating a lot of debate about its workability and practicality.

Read the whole piece here.

Published by Futurism.

 

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘Climate Neutral Cities
Published by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

This report talks about how to make cities less energy and carbon intensive and more resilient to climatic challenges.

It outlines a range of systemic interrelated measures for a progressive transformation towards low-energy, low-carbon, highly resilient and ultimately climate neutral cities. Its recommendations falls under these four main headings;

  1.  Waste management
  2.  Low-carbon mobility
  3.  Urban energy infrastructure
  4.  Urban form and green spaces

This along with a coordination through a well-managed city-level framework would perhaps be the most essential ingredient for success.

Read the publication here.

VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK


A Critical look at Geoengineering against Climate Change
Created by TED Talks

Environmental scientist, David Keith talks about methods we might need to employ in case we don’t do anything to stop the emissions quickly enough. According to him we need to break the link between human actions that change the climate, and the climate change itself. He proposes geoengineering as our best bet against climate change once we have almost hit the point of no coming back.

 

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Designer. Traveler. Dreamer. Storyteller.

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