From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made, used and discarded.
Vertical farming is a new sustainable farming concept that has received much hype. Transforming dilapidated warehouses and factories into urban farms to grow salads and vegetables has generated much interest, most notably in Japan and the United States.
Sweltering temperatures have hit the globe during the last couple of months. In India, some areas reached 50.8° C. In the Middle East, a high of 54° C scorched Kuwait. In the US, several major cities reported temperatures of 38°C and in Europe, Paris reached an all time high of 42.6 °
The need to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel combined with the anticipated growth in urban population requires new solutions for transportation. Transportation will need to become more sustainable and provide additional added-value services for an increasing number of people.
IEC has published a major revision of the IEC 61892 series of standards which are key documents for the safety and performance efficiency of offshore platforms recognized by industry and regulators worldwide.
IEC, ISO and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) are holding a joint meeting in Denver next week to discuss the work of their various technical committees and highlight the areas of collaboration.