Climate 4.0

Is keeping your old gas powered car to end-of-life more eco-friendly than ditching it and buying an EV?

Climate 4.0

Most analyses say no, and the best of the most recent studies say the gap is widening, but it's still worth thinking through.

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CleanTech Focus webinar: How digital transformation will bend the curve.

Climate 4.0

Under discussion is the notion that Industry 4.0 may be the way out of climate- change catastrophe as its transformative power to dematerialize and decarbonize the economy is marshalled by industries and governments By Bruce Armstrong Taylor SmartNations Foundation and The Climate 4.0

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The Climate 4.0 Economy

Climate 4.0

Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0: the keys to bending the curve of the linear economy toward the circular The Climate 4.0 Economy will be achieved only when global warming is held to 1.5°C C above the pre-industrial-era level is achieved -- and well within this century.

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The Challenge of Developing East Africa – Part 2

Climate 4.0

The question is, how do the developed nations of the West effectively and honorably interact with the developing world today, in East Africa and elsewhere?

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

The Challenge of Developing East Africa – Part 3

Climate 4.0

Outside of Rwanda, which is in my current Top 10 most relatively dynamic sociotechnomic countries in the world, Tanzania finishes 67 th among the 143 nations I survey in my Tau Index , with the rest of the region below that.

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The Challenge of Developing East Africa – Part 1

Climate 4.0

Africa is so large that even its regions are consequential in size, population, and potential global influence.

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From 2019: Is Electricity Digital Infrastructure?

Climate 4.0

(Note: I wrote this article in August 2019 and published it our Tau Institute site. I was inspired by Bruce Taylor, who outlined for me the dimensions of the Digital Infrastructure that is increasingly essential to the global economy.

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Addressing Climate Change and Economic Development at the Same Time

Climate 4.0

The world's citizens face a seemingly contradictory challenge: how to lighten our heavy carbon footprint while at the same time lifting the economies of the world's developing nations. By Roger Strukhoff The first part of the challenge seems existential.

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Conserving a Network of Climate-Resilient Lands

Climate 4.0

By Eric Aldrich The Resilient and Connected Network, an ambitious GIS mapping tool developed over the past 10 years by more than 270 scientists led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), gives conservationists a way to save biodiversity for the future.

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From the Economist: The Climate Issue

Climate 4.0

March 22, 2021 : In June 2019 Britain became the first advanced economy to enshrine in law a goal to eliminate or offset all greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 , symbolising a growing trend towards “net-zero” goals. Governments from Costa Rica to America and China have adopted them.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Climate 4.0 & The Developing World - Part 2

Climate 4.0

In my previous post , I reported on an analysis we've done at the Tau Institute that shows a relatively modest global investment to bring the electricity resources of the developing world much closer to developed-world standard.

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Climate 4.0 & The Developing World - Part 3

Climate 4.0

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, I described how we can measure the economic and technology-driven challenge facing nations in the developing world to develop their energy grids.

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Climate 4.0 & The Developing World - Part 1

Climate 4.0

The mission of getting the world to reach Climate 4.0 status, in which the global economy has transformed itself from being primarily focused on consumption to exclusively focused on regeneration, follows a path abounding with potholes and hurdles along the way.

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Making #TechForGood mean more than a #Hashtag

Climate 4.0

It’s been fashionable in the 21st Century for large companies to pursue beneficent initiatives, i.e. create foundations, name Chief Sustainability Officers, develop Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, and, particularly in the technology business, support the notion of #TechForGood.

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"Q Sectors" and Sustainability

Climate 4.0

About five years ago at the beginning of 2016 I wrote an article for the Altoros company blog about "Q sectors." All national economies are traditionally viewed as having three basic sectors – the first, or primary (agriculture and extraction), the secondary (industrial), and the third, or tertiary (services). The "Q" means "quarternary" and "quinary," more simply stated as "fourth" and "fifth."

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Should ESG impact now move to a business "first principal" as a corporate policy priority?

Climate 4.0

For Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 to be truly successful – in scale and velocity – in bending the curve of carbon-heavy linear corporate economics toward zero-carbon circular and regenerative business performance must become a priority matter. By Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Editor Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) corporate performance deserves to rise to the level of a business first principle.

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7 Sustainable Gardening Tips

U.S. Green Technology

Spending some time in your garden is a great way to relax and bring some color to your lawn. When done right, it will allow you to improve the planet, lowering your environmental footprint. Here are some simple ways you can become more sustainable in the garden.

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The Economic and Environmental Impact of Electric Scooters

U.S. Green Technology

Electric scooters are now more than just a leisurely ride for children and teenagers. They now help clean the transportation sector. Cities across the globe have been seeing the benefits of legalising and implementing shared and private electric scooters on city roads and lanes.

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5 Green Home Improvement Ideas You Can Implement

U.S. Green Technology

(Image) Are you looking for home improvements ideas that not only upgrade the look and feel of your home but also add value and make your home greener? Many homeowners are moving towards sustainable and eco-friendly homes as these improvements are beneficial in multiple ways.

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Decarbonization of Industry: Technologies for Sustainable Future

U.S. Green Technology

While caring for the environment, we are not only safeguarding our health but also the future of the generations to come. A stable and clean environment is possibly the most thoughtful gift that we can give to our future generations.

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How Renewable Energy Is Contributing to Energy Storage for Mines

U.S. Green Technology

The rise of eco-consciousness promotes positive change in industrial processes. Government backing additionally influences sustainable development, helping us meet carbon-neutral goals.

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IoT, Sensors, & Smart Waste Management: The Urban City Avatar We Need

U.S. Green Technology

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about a smart city? If you’re like most people, chances are you’re already imagining a glitzy city skyline filled with a zillion high-rise apartments, wide roads, and luxury cars.

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The Many Benefits of Smart Green Waste Removal

U.S. Green Technology

If you have a garden at home or large plots of greenery at your workplace, you know that gardening and landscaping can require a lot of cutting, pruning and fertilizing so that plants can grow strong and healthy.

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How to Host a Sustainable Office Party

U.S. Green Technology

Organizing an office party might not seem like the best way to spend your free time, but if you take into account all the benefits that come from this move, you’ll realize that this is definitely an idea worth considering.

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Benefits of Responsible Electronics Recycling Services

U.S. Green Technology

The use of electronics is continuing to be a major part of operating in the professional world today. While computers, tablets, printers, and cell phones today are durable and can last for a long time, there will come a time in which they need to be upgraded or replaced with new technology.

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Sustainable Eating Habits: Best Ideas to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

Want an entertaining afternoon full of home health remedies and snarky comments? Go to Reddit. Want advice on how you should be eating, and the relationship between food, health and the environment, go to a doctor!

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Hire education: Reactions to the ‘war for ESG talent’

GreenBiz

When you write about people’s livelihoods and careers, nearly everyone has an opinion. Or two

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Farming Industry Exploring Energy Storage Solutions

U.S. Green Technology

Last year, the solar industry experienced a significant increase in sales and production. The expansion of accessible, renewable energy aligns with President Biden’s climate change prevention goals.

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6 Ways Heat Pumps can Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

U.S. Green Technology

There is no denying that “sustainability” is the buzzword of the year. So much so that almost everyone (including businesses) is doing something to join the bandwagon. But whether you are taking small or big steps, we salute you for doing your best to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Biden promises a fairer food system — will he deliver?

GreenBiz

Out food system is an oligopoly that is harming eaters, workers and the environment. The administration could start to change that

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Today, measuring company carbon emissions is about doing your best

GreenBiz

The seemingly elusive goal of perfect data shouldn’t stop a company from making progress on its climate goals

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Who benefits from Solar Net Metering?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy. The benefits of solar power cannot be understated. It is clean and provides independence from power utility companies. A direct benefit to those who have installed solar panels is a reduction in the cost of power.

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Save on Your Energy Bill with These Fun Household Activities

The Environmental Blog

Saving money isn’t always fun. Being environmentally responsible can sometimes feel more like a chore than a privilege. Try walking around with a handful of messy food you are trying to eat while juggling a purse, shopping bags, and a plastic bottle of water.

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These entrepreneurs want consumers to reuse wine bottles

GreenBiz

Although the approaches used by Good Goods and Gotham Project are different, both companies play up the importance of digital technology and sturdier glass

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Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton

GreenBiz

Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:01. Green construction startup Nexii first caught my attention back in the spring when the Canadian company announced a partnership with actor and Pennsylvania native Michael Keaton.

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3 steps to start protecting biodiversity and your business

GreenBiz

Sponsored: By following three key steps, businesses can develop goals and follow actions to support the restoration of biodiversity, a move that has benefits for both business and nature

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To sell EVs, are automakers ready to ditch dealerships?

GreenBiz

Dealership employees are extremely under-equipped with knowledge about available current financial incentives, charging infrastructure and other information specific to EV ownership

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What the Stimulus Tax Extension Means for Renewables

U.S. Green Technology

President Biden developed the Build Back Better policy, promoting renewable energy-driven development in America. He plans on expanding the clean power industry, working towards a carbon-neutral energy grid and increasing employment in the industry.

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Floating like the wind to a clean energy transition

GreenBiz

Floating wind has the potential to make a huge contribution to filling the installed capacity gap in renewables and represents a game changer for the energy sector globally

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3 ways your organization can embrace a net-zero mindset

GreenBiz

Making the transition will require new approaches for hiring, governance and R&D. Here’s how companies such as Walmart, Shopify, Just Salad and Allbirds are approaching the challenge

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Why Microsoft uses the term ‘net zero’ carefully

GreenBiz

The software giant, which famously pledged to pay back its carbon debt in January 2020, is reminding other corporations that avoiding carbon and removing carbon are two very different things

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