Early on, the environmental industry was primarily focused on aspects such as conservation, waste management, and preventing pollution. However, the industry has seen integration into other industries, including hospitality. Currently, the environmental industry constitutes new areas such as climate change, carbon trading, species protection, resource use efficiency, and more. People involved in this industry are passionate about protecting the earth for the present and the future with a mindset of finding more efficient ways to use resources, recycle them, and in some instances, replenish them.
While it is a challenge to feed the increasing global population, balancing the environmental concerns and preserving resources for the future, the impacts of agriculture can be significant when it comes to pollution, soil, and water degradation.
However, there are positive impacts concerning carbon capture and flood risk mitigation. This industry is making environmentally conscious strides in its policies by using and managing nutrients, pesticides, energy, and water and adopting environmentally beneficial practices, including conservation tilling and soil nutrient testing.
This sector is dedicated to protecting lands and oceans, including the protection of species at risk and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. People involved in this field will endeavour to work on impact assessments, conserve specific protected areas such as National Parks or National Wildlife Areas, develop environmental sustainability goals/strategies, enhance environmental enforcement, and work on climate change initiatives in conjunction with the government and other legislative bodies.
This sector focuses on producing energy for the world from either fossil, nuclear or renewable sources. The key challenge with climate change becoming more prominent is reducing the carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases made from human activities as energy is consumed by the human population. This sector specifically is focused on finding a reduction in carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions in combination with enhancing or discovering renewable energy resources.
The protection of forests is a driving force behind this sector as it has an important role in supporting wildlife and the ecosystems to help them thrive. This sector has a focus on reducing deforestation from logging and natural environmental causes such as wildfires. While there is a focus on deforestation, there is a focus on reforestation to replenish trees that are lost either by human or natural causes. Forestry is a driving force in ensuring that carbon emissions and greenhouses gases are also kept in check.
With transportation, you have a significant consumption of oil and gas, which releases these toxins into the atmosphere. Environmental organizations involved in this area focus on taking actions and enforcing legislation to reduce GHG emissions from these sectors with benefits for organizations who engage in cutting carbon, developing more fuel-efficient vehicles and adhering to the highest GHG regulations.
We are currently in a climate crisis with emissions almost increasing by 50% since 1990, which is a significant threat to the survival of humanity, plants and animals. These changes have caused droughts, fires and floods, which will only become even more extreme.
As the population grows, cities need to find an ability to be more accommodating. Some estimate that over five billion people will need the ability to live in cities by 2030. These cities will need to be energy efficient, safe, include green spaces, and have more environmentally smart buildings with more sustainable methods of transportation.
This is a significant problem as this resource is vital to human, animal, and plant survival. The responsible use of water is a pressuring issue, and with it, so many lives hang in the balance.
The United Nations expects the world population to exceed 8.5 billion by 2030, which will force people to reduce the waste they generate and have a focus on reducing and recycling it to minimize the impact on human health and on the environment.
Now, there are questions of how technology can come into play when it comes to these large-scale issues, but it is possible to not only implement but experience great success with these technologies. For example, starting with climate change mitigation, app development, and data visualization are crucial to monitor the progress of climate change initiatives for small and large companies but also to forecast the efficacy of new initiatives being implemented.
At LT3 ATG, whether you are a start-up, mid-sized business, or an enterprise, we can design the technology that you need to tackle your environmental initiatives while ensuring that you are not only up to legal and ethical standards in your field, but exceeding them. With multiple projects in the environmental sector that have assisted companies finding just that and building applications that have helped the sector flourish, such as SkipTheDepot. Want to be another success story in the environmental field or your industry? Book your consultation today!
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