Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2011): Population: One Planet, Too Many People?

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2011): Population: One Planet, Too Many People?

Disponible en http://www.imeche.org/docs/default-source/2011-press-releases/Population_report.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Resumen, notas de prensa, aparición en los medios, etc.: http://www.imeche.org/knowledge/themes/environment/Population

By 2100, the global human population may reach 9.5 billion with 75% of these people located within urban settlements. Meeting the needs and demands of these people will provide significant challenges to governments and society at large, and the engineering profession in particular.

Four key areas in which population growth and expanding affluence will significantly challenge society are: food, water, urbanisation and energy.


Genero: Informes y estudios
Subjects: 2011, agua, ahorro energético, alimentos, diagnóstico, energía, energía renovable, ingeniería, previsiones, propuestas, superpoblación, tecnología, urbanización
VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).


Genero: Informes y estudios, Libros
Subjects: alemania, earthscan, eficiencia, energía, english, escenarios, estrategias, financiación, geopolítica, German Advisory Council on Global Change, gobernanza, gobiernos, instituciones, inversiones, investigación, metodologías, pobreza energética, políticas públicas, previsiones, tecnología, transición, transporte, WBGU
GREER, JOHN M. (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

GREER, JOHN M. (2009): The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World

In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable “ecotechnic” world—not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control. The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus—a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2009, ecotécnica, ecotecnología, english, peak oil, previsiones, tecnología, transición civilizatoria, transición pospetróleo