2014-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2014 Volume 2: Mineral Processing

Editors:Kongoli F
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2014
Pages:446 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Reflections on Sustainable Development

    Tarja Halonen1;
    111TH PRESIDENT OF FINLAND, Helsinki, Finland;
    Type of Paper: General Plenary
    Id Paper: 419
    Topic: 19


    Sustainable development needs to be achieved because of our planet’s limits. This sustainable development can be achieved through not only renewable energy, but also monitoring of energy efficiency, effective use of raw materials from recycled and natural sources and voluntary agreements to help promote efficiency within various industries. The metal refining industry by itself, can be a large contributor in regard to emissions, as well as the use of the produced materials needing large amounts of electricity. These products are all necessary in modern societies, but their impact on the environment can be minimized through energy efficiency and effective use of all materials. Through the constant development of state of the art technology, collaborative efforts between research, academia & industry, and thorough and open reporting in order to establish trust within the public, countries can help to ensure a better global climate, and help reduce emissions necessary against global warming.

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    Halonen T. Reflections on Sustainable Development. In: Kongoli F, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2014 Volume 2: Mineral Processing. Volume 2. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2014. p. 71-72.