Sustainability affects the development of human civilization at its very heart. Throughout History, conflicts, natural hazards, and economic collapse have threatened societies all over the world. One may view sustainability as a society's capacity to develop and survive. Whether it does, depends on its ability to cope with all kind of risks and threats.
Nowadays, the discussion on sustainability generally considers human development worldwide in relation to the Earth's natural systems and resources. A sustainable development path must not affect global systems and not exhaust finite natural resources. For the first time in History, mankind touches the limits of our Planet as a result of population growth and the intensive use of resources. Global warming will expectedly result in modified climate patterns and ocean currents. The indirect results are: desertification, loss of biodiversity and increased risks for human settlements, such as flooding, loss of agricultural produce, and diseases.
Local adaptation to a global threat - climate change – is quite unique in human history. While global efforts aim at controlling climate change by mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, societies need to adapt locally to reduce direct risks. Their chance of success depends on a complex of geographic, institutional, educational, and economic factors and processes. Energy is more than a basic need for each individual human being: it is a necessary input for creating value, including the establishment of complex societies.
Eologica has been involved in development processes since its early beginnings. Today, it strives at promoting the benefits of clean energy to help building the world of tomorrow.