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What is the relationship between technology and sustainability?

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Can we say that the future of our next generation lies in the collaboration of technology and sustainability?

What do we understand by the meaning of the future? Do we see technology going hand in hand with sustainability?

The present has shaped our future in the way that technology and sustainability are the prime goals for any company to sustain. We love Technology. And we do love to use sustainable products due to their moral sense, which shows us that we are smarter and more intelligent to know the use of such products.

We try to show that we are better than our predecessors. And we can strongly change society from its darker past. It is quite complicated, and the relationship is quite dynamic for it to sustain.

Even though sustainability sounds quite normal and simple and may not be as trendy as the word technology, when we see our neighboring society successfully accepting the challenges of the daily obstacles and addressing the issues quite intelligently, We see that, indeed, technology is needed for sustainable livelihoods.

How can sustainability make use of his friend “technology”?

  • Enabling the efficient use of resources.
  • Cleaner production processes
  • Circular economy models
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Social innovation

A positive impact with sustainable technology is possible on the environment, society, and economy. The areas it focuses on are renewable energy, digitalization, decarbonization, and the circular economy.

Sustainable products and systems support reducing or recovering from the environmental and ecological risks due to human activities. A global effort is required to minimize carbon emissions and waste through Sustainable technology.

The ways technology can support sustainability are:

  • Electric vehicles reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transportation. EVs have the potential to integrate with smart grids and provide energy storage solutions.
  • Smart cities also leverage data and digital technologies to optimize urban planning, mobility, energy, water, waste management, and public services.
  • Renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal provide clean and affordable power for various sectors and regions.
  • Circular economy principles are enabled by Digital products and services such as reuse, repair, remanufacture, recycle, and regenerate. Customer experience and satisfaction are improved with digital products and services.
  • Cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain facilitate data sharing and collaboration across different stakeholders in the value chain. The technologies are improving transparency, traceability, and accountability for sustainable outcomes.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics are generating insights and solutions for complex sustainability challenges.

Sustainability needs resources to stand alone. Technology provides the right resources for it to grow steadily in huge masses and expand its horizons to flourish uniquely without misusing or crossing its boundaries. The collaboration provides the right support for companies to expand.

Sources:- Forbes, Sustainability, Accenture, Sustainable Technology, Rubicon

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