Focusing on the era since Landsat-1, this essay will consider the development and application of space borne remote sensing techniques alongside aerial applications. The more recent development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will also be examined.
Why can't environmental impact be like the price mechanism in a properly competitive market?
There is too much focus on the individual when it comes to sustainability and being environmentally friendly. Adopting sustainable behaviours should be encouraged, but it is not where the largest impact can be found today.
Nationwide systems failure of the electricity transmission grid is unlikely, but what are the risks? What happens in a black start? Could space weather cause data loss? How do you access knowledge without electricity?
We’re unlikely to be able to keep global warming to 1.5C, so what does this mean for investing in climate change related projects?
Maximising shareholder value already implicitly meant considering sustainability but the recent anti-capitalist sentiment is making that even more explicit. “How sustainable is this?” will become a standard part of corporate decision making.
A look at early stage cleantech startups. Does cleantech require venture capital? What cleantech sub-sectors get funding? Where are cleantech companies being founded and funded?
18 countries have declared a climate emergency covering over 212 million people worldwide. Governments around the world are taking action. Is the private sector responding? How can startups really change the world?
Climate change is a major problem and consumers are noticing, making buying decisions based on sustainability criteria. So where should corporates start? Are there any quick wins that can have an impact today?
There are things we can do as individuals, consumers and policy makers, so why shouldn't we expect startups to contribute as well? A guide to how startups can help fight climate change.