We want to live healthy and safe, we rationally live, we are active, we care for our families and friends, we use diet supplements, vitamins, minerals – we try to increase our awareness and knowledge. We often forget, however, that all of the above activities will become useless and worthless in the face of the lack of reaction to the destruction of the natural environment. What we obtain energy from, what kind of compounds or gases are emitted into the atmosphere, how we behave towards the disposal of rubbish, waste – all this creates our everyday life, affects our health, condition, the most important systems in the body (respiratory system, circulatory) and our immunity. There are institutions in the world created by people who are aware of the risks and consequences resulting from thoughtless behaviour, for example the burning of heavy and invasive resources, just because they are slightly cheaper and easier to access. When we ask the average and accidental passer – does he love his family? Is he strongly connected to the place where he lives? Does he care for friends or acquaintances? No doubt he will answer yes, it’s obvious. But not really – love, care and security are based on care for the environment. Why? Because the natural environment is what makes us live, what we breathe, then we go and what provides us with all raw materials, products – without it we will die or the future generations will suffer. In the light of all these facts, research and regularity, a strategy for low-emission development in the world has been created.
Three priorities – smart growth, sustainable growth, inclusive growth
Low-emission development, as the name suggests, is based on the use of energy sources (preferably renewable) that do not emit at all or emit, to a marginal degree, CO2 gases into the atmosphere. It serves humanity – its physical, mental and intellectual condition, also serves the earth, the natural environment – its purity, protection, structure, development and exploitation. In addition, it also serves the atmosphere in which we exist. Intelligent growth therefore consists in ecological education, showing the consequences of their actions, catastrophic consequences, possible exits, and ways of reacting. What’s more – intelligent growth is also innovation related to energy production in a modern, safe and non-invasive way.
Sustainable growth, in turn, relies on the pursuit of a low-emission economy, drawing on natural resources, using, for example, granular wood falls, which simultaneously prevent excessive logging. On the other hand, growth conducive to social inclusion is a pro-social activity in which the low-carbon economy is supported, while creating jobs for people who would support its existence and prosperity.
Water and air – low-emission development is a lifeline
Creating a low-emission development strategy was not easy – why? Well, humanity has been used for a long time to cheap and easily available coal, in which it did not see any danger. Only when the smog appeared, genetic diseases, when significant animal and fish diseases occurred, and the incidence of cancers located in the airways became an increasingly common cause of death – they began to wonder what could be the reason. It was discovered then that it’s the burning of heavy, poisonous and invasive coal that causes humanity so many problems. As a result of the research, we started looking for an alternative that would become a salvation for a critical natural environment. Low emission of toxic gases to the atmosphere is a world priority today. In the name of innovation, development and modernity, a number of low-emission solutions have been created that do not harm the natural environment, but are part of it. Speech, for example, about the creation of hydroelectric power plants and air power plants, which are located almost all over the world. Famous windmills, which are actually a one-off investment, are driven by windy currents and earn themselves, in a completely natural, ecological way – providing electricity and hot water and storing supplies in the event of a change in atmospheric conditions, they act like peculiar batteries. A good solution is also the aforementioned pellet, which is nothing but granular wood waste, underlining that as a result of its formation forests are protected against excessive felling, focused only on wood harvesting, what’s more – pellets have the same value in terms of structure and properties of the raw material.