Hiroshi Komiyama's qVision 2050q is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions and solid scientific concepts to create a vision that makes the living standards enjoyed by developed countries today possible for all people by 2050. qVision 2050q is built upon three fundamental principles a increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources a and the book argues for the technological potential of all three. Specifically, Komiyama envisions a three-fold increase in overall energy efficiency and a doubling of renewable energy resources by 2050. qVision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earthq is written to address the concerned citizen as well as to inspire an exchange of ideas among experts, policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public.The Prius, a hybrid car, cost 679, 000 yen more than a comparable Toyota Corolla , a little less than 6, 000 U.S. dollars. ... As a result, my total energy use fell from 20, 800 kilowatt hours per year in 2002 to 4, 000 kilowatt hours in 2008. ... Problem. of. Dioxins. Developing a plan based on energy and recycling to establish a civilization that can be sustained on the earth requires that we model a complexanbsp;...
|Author||:||Hiroshi Komiyama, Steven Kraines|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-08-07|