On the 25th of April, 2021, Proder NGO is organizing an online forum with focus on the symbiosis of human and nature environment and the raising questions on how we can improve our life without making permanent damage to the nature environment.
The panel will be consisted of multiple speakers, experts in certain area and each of the will address the specific problem and the solution that is being applied in their country.
The aim of this panel is raising awareness of environmental issues and human impact on it, also to propose new innovative solutions and to share the knowledge, experience, revolutionary ideas among the audience that will bring together graduate students, researchers, environmental activists, and representatives from different engineering fields, industries…
The theme of the event is “Change your environment, change your life.” combining
comprehension of the environment at the technology, economy, and social accomplishments of the world.
We hope to give participants especially students, the young generation, inspiration about their attention to the environment and give them opportunity to speak, debate and express their ideas.
Environment is a very wide term with many meanings. To fully understand the concept of environment, we will give you a several short definitions:
1: the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
a: the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (such as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival
b: the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community
3: the position or characteristic position of a linguistic element in a sequence
4: a computer interface from which various tasks can be performeda programming environment
Descending from the Middle French preposition environ “around,” environment , in its most basic meaning, is “that which surrounds.” When preceded by the and unmodified, it usually refers to the natural world. In a less physical, more extended sense, it may signify the circumstances and conditions that make up everyday life.
Functions of Environment are:
- (1) Supply of Resources.
- (2) Sustains Life.
- (3) Assimilation of Waste.
- (4) Enhances Quality of Life.
- (5) Renewable Resources.
- (6) Non-renewable Resources.
TOPICS OF THE FORUM:
In a desire to create a more efficient world, the human race neglected the fact that there is another nature world which is suffering from our acts. This world is about the balance and we should maintaine one. With the growing technology and many alternative resources that are being discover and used, we are on that track. Throughout the history, we caused many damage to our world, we focused on development of human environment in a sense of modernization, growing economy, making a profit, urbanization, industrial revolution. The years of damaging the environment left a lot of consequences in a shape of pollution, climate change, global warming, deforestation….
But becoming aware of the problems is a first step for the future changes and actions. That is why in this forum we will give focus to the specific topics and problem listed below and offer a solution for them, by adopting human life to a nature one.
Problem: Modern packaging provides a way to make products safe, reliable, shelf-stable and clean. Unfortunately, most packaging is designed to be single use and is not recycled. Instead, packaging is thrown away and often litters our waterways. Because so much packaging (especially plastic) has ended up in waterways, the United Nations has declared the plastic pollution of oceans “a planetary crisis.” This is a problem not only for humanity, but for all aquatic life. There are other environmental impacts from packaging as well, including to our air and soil.
While it may be hard to find alternatives to opportunities to choose packaging that is less harmful to animals, people and the environment, they do exist.
2.CLIMATE CHANGE/ AIR QUALITY
Problem: Global warming is an environmental phenomenon caused by natural and anthropogenic air pollution. It refers to rising air and ocean temperatures around the world. This temperature rise is at least partially caused by an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases trap heat energy in the Earths atmosphere.
Pollution enters the Earth’s atmosphere in many different ways. Most air pollution is created by people, taking the form of emissions from factories, cars, planes, or aerosol cans. Second-hand cigarette smoke is also considered air pollution. These man-made sources of pollution are called anthropogenic sources.
Some types of air pollution, such as smoke from wildfires or ash from volcanoes, occur naturally. These are called natural sources.
Air pollution is most common in large cities where emissions from many different sources are concentrated.
Problem: Our water resources face a host of serious threats, all of which are caused primarily by human activity. They include sedimentation, pollution, climate change, deforestation, landscape changes, and urban growth.
One of the most serious threats to water resources is the degradation of ecosystems, which often takes place through changes to landscapes such as the clearance of forests, the conversion of natural landscapes to farmland, the growth of cities, the building of roads, and surface mining. Each type of change to a landscape will have its own specific impact, usually directly on natural ecosystems and directly or indirectly on water resources.
4.THE ENERGY TRANSITION AND RENEWABLES
Problem:The global energy industry verges on its next energy transition. The twenty-first century will be characterized by a rising share of cost-competitive renewable technologies, and a move away from carbon-intensive fuels. The critical uncertainty is the pace of the transition and its implication for the business strategy of oil companies and oil-exporting countries.
While the energy transition is happening very fast in some regions, such as the EU, the speed of the global energy transition is highly uncertain. Historical evidence points to a slow energy transition, which is instructive but not necessarily predictive. Furthermore, the current transition is being managed and coordinated through government policy aimed at decarbonization and reducing air pollution, whereas past transitions happened mostly naturally or accidentally without strong policy support.
5.THE EFFECT OF MINING WASTE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Problem: Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative, and direct and indirect ways.
Mine wastes have been generated for several centuries, and mining activity has accelerated significantly during the 20th century. The mine wastes constitute a potential source of contamination to the environment, as heavy metals and acid are released in large amounts. A great variety of microorganisms has been found in mine wastes and microbiological processes are usually responsible for the environmental hazard created by mine wastes
6.SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND MOBILITY
Problem: One of the greatest environmental challenges we face today lies in mobility. People need a seemingly infinite network of vehicles and transportation systems to uphold societies and economies. Cars. Busses. Trains. Trucks. And other modes of transport each leaving their indelible mark on the environment.
Around one-quarter of global CO2 emissions come from the transportation of people and goods. Creating sustainable transportation solutions is one of the greatest challenges facing cities today but also a great opportunity for the low-carbon development of cities.
Sustainable urban mobility requires a mind shift: where transport in private cars and trucking give way to different modes of public transport. Like bicycle and pedestrian lanes, electric vehicles, car sharing and rail freight. More and more cities around the world are rising to the challenge. Creating solutions that ensure the vital flow of people, goods and services. While mitigating climate change and creating climate-safe cities.
We invite everybody interested in this topic or eager to learn more about this subject to join us. We are all part of the society and the environment and the more we know the more we care. So join us on 25th of April and lets make future better together with Proder.