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China & the US Take Strides to Support the Environment

Supporting a Sustainable Future

By IGI Global on Aug 12, 2013
Contributed by Kaitlyn Retherford, Marketing Assistant

Our planet experienced its warmest temperatures during the decade spanning from 2001 to 2010, according to a recent report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Secretary-General Michel Jarraud stated, “WMO’s report shows that global warming was significant from 1971 to 2010 and that the decadal rate of increase between 1991-2000 and 2001-2010 was unprecedented. Rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are changing our climate, with far reaching implications for our environment and our oceans, which are absorbing both carbon dioxide and heat.”

Luckily, China and the United States, two of the largest contributors to the global pollution that leads to such environmental outcomes, reached an agreement to work towards a cleaner future. The nations will be working to “tighten pollution standards on heavy trucks, boost energy efficiency in buildings and take a series of other steps to curb greenhouse-gas emissions,” reported The Washington Post.

The fact that the United States and China are stepping up to the plate is a big move in the right direction, due to their global impact, but this is going to be an important topic of discussion all over the world for years to come. Environmental and sustainable technology research is a subject area that will continue to grow, and governments and companies will need to be well versed in these areas in order to make positive strides against harmful environmental factors.

Here to support this significant research area is the IGI Global Topic Collection, Green Technologies. This is a highly relevant collection of 19 scholarly titles geared towards the concerns of today’s businesses and governments, which focuses on the latest environmental technologies, environmental engineering, sustainable development, and geoinformatics research.

This collection, which supports research in the field of green technology, is available in both print and electronic formats, and is a highly valuable resource given the importance and necessity for continued research towards a sustainable future.
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