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20th October 2019
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20th October 2019
Importance of C&E Footprinting
Since the industrial revolution began three centuries ago, humans have used 40% of the known 50 ZJ of fossil fuel reserves. Fossil fuels will exhaust well within this century (a phenomenon known as peak oil), and over 80 non-renewable ores will deplete drastically. No alternate energy source that can replace fossil fuels is in sight.
The use of such large quantities of fossil fuels has pumped >2,000 GtCO2 into the atmosphere and has caused a global average temperature rise of 1oC over pre-industrial times. To avoid runaway temperature rise feedforward mechanisms that global warming is capable of kicking in, the 2015 inter-government Paris Agreement desires that we limit temperature rise to <1.5-2oC. Accordingly, countries made non-binding pledges to control their emissions. But even if these pledges are fully implemented, temperature rise by 2100 is expected to be 3-4oC. This warming will have catastrophic impacts on the environment and human society.
Human society is in a truly unsustainable mode. The root cause of climate change lies in our unending quest for growth. There is an urgent need to reduce global energy consumption and carbon emissions, for which we must also become a more equitable society. An important first step to move in this direction is to learn how to compute and understand our personal carbon and energy footprints. This can be subsequently followed by doing the same thing for organizations and nations.
About this workshop
Ecologise Hyderabad with SAPACC will run a 1-day Carbon and Energy Footprint Workshop on Sunday, 20 October in Hyderabad. This is a hands-on workshop that will teach you how to compute carbon and energy footprints, and discuss the issues and problems in reducing them.
Course instructors: NS Prasad, Sagar Dhara
Event Timing: 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, 20 October 2019
Event address: Will be communicated to registered participants on 18 October
email: [email protected]; Tel: 8096254532, 94404 01421
Please carry a calculator for the workshop, or see that you have one on your mobile. Registration amount of Rs 250 per head for teaching material, lunch and teas. Any additional amount is welcome as a donation, which will help us subsidize activists and students who may not be able to bear this amount.
If you wish to attend this workshop, please fill the google form available at: https://forms.gle/
or email your filled registration form below to: [email protected]
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