2014-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2014 Volume 1: Mining

Editors:Kongoli F
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2014
Pages:424 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Developing Future Scenarios in Energy and Sustainability

    Vasant Kumar1;
    1UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain);
    Type of Paper: General Plenary
    Id Paper: 408
    Topic: 19


    While not pretending to predict the future, projections, debates and scientific choices are crucial for dealing with potential scenarios arising from energy and sustainability issues. In this paper I wish to touch upon the unfolding vortex with respect to resource & energy, sustainability of materials, health of the environment and the carbon cycle as the societal landscape on which scientific and technological innovation maps will be constructed. In my mind, the debate is about how to accelerate resource-sensitive scientific thinking and technological practices that are compatible with sustainable development, so that we can flourish more by working within ecological constraints rather than by hoping to bypass them.

    Cite this article as:

    Kumar V. Developing Future Scenarios in Energy and Sustainability. In: Kongoli F, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2014 Volume 1: Mining. Volume 1. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2014. p. 63-64.