Hesham Saad Al-Sherbiny: Sustainability and The Seven Initiatives
Sustainability can be defined as the ability to maintain various environmental, social, economic, and technological systems and processes. According to that definition, it can be said that achieving sustainability is considered a societal responsibility.
Until the framework is completed, there are many initiatives that must be followed up until the desired goal is reached or the transition from the stage (environment degenerative) to the stage (environment regenerative). Those initiatives can be identified as follows: –
Circular Economy Initiatives
The circular economy aims to transform the existing linear economy into a circular model to reduce the consumption of limited physical resources by recovering materials from waste streams for recycling or reuse, using products for longer, and exploiting the potential of the sharing and service economy.
Environment Conservation Initiatives
Environmental conservation is the practice of preserving the natural world to prevent it from collapsing because of human activities, such as unsustainable agriculture, deforestation, and burning fossil fuels.
Water Conservation Water Conservation Initiatives
Water conservation is the practice of using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water use. According to Fresh Water Watch, water conservation is important because clean fresh water is a limited, expensive resource.
Carbon Management Initiatives
Carbon management is a growing area to address companies’ contribution to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Green Energy Initiatives
Green energy is any type of energy that is generated from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind or water and often comes from renewable energy sources although there are some differences between renewable and green energy,
Energy Efficiency Initiatives
It is to use less energy to perform the same task or produce the same result. Energy-efficient homes and buildings use less energy to heat, cool, and power appliances and electronics, and energy-efficient manufacturing facilities use less energy to produce goods.
Infrastructure Imperatives Infrastructure Requirements Initiatives
Infrastructure necessities can be defined as a set of assets that collectively hold enormous potential for economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is then placed at the cornerstone of all efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
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