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What’s Sustainability?

Sustainability

Enviro-

Economic

Environmental

Socio-

Environmental

Economic

Social

Socio- Economic

Sustainability


Why is environmental sustainability important

Continuation of recent trends (middle of band) leads by 2100 to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.

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Why is environmental sustainability important?

Source: Professor John Holdren, Harvard University


Finding the right balance
Finding the right balance to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.

Enviro-socio

Costs


Source: DfT to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.


Sustainability is complex! to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.


Health Warning! to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.

  • My (not so) secret weapon is ignorance

  • Accuracy has been sacrificed on the altar of simplicity


How do we measure sustainability? to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher.

  • Exergy is the part of energy that is useful to society

  • It is calculated from a knowledge of the chemical composition of compounds

  • Can be used to measure both resource consumption and the environmental impacts of emissions

  • Can add together the effects of different pollutants


Transport accounts for almost 40% of all UK to temperatures not reached since the Eocene (25-35 million years ago), when sea level was 20-30 m higher. exergy consumption



Statistics are like a over 250% since 1970swimsuit:

what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital



Road transport exergy consumptionis more than fivetimes less efficient than rail transport





Road emissionstransport has 7½times greater impact on the environment than rail


Connectivity the economic and social key

What if we could travel by rail between emissions

Edinburgh and Glasgow in 10 minutes

Dundee and Glasgow or Edinburgh in 20 minutes

Aberdeen and Edinburgh or Glasgow in 35 minutes

Edinburgh or Glasgow and London in 1½ hours?

Connectivity the economic and social key?


Connectivity the economic key

Edinburgh and Glasgow would be a single city emissions

Dundee would be a suburb of Gladinburgh or Edingow

The travel to work region of Aberdeen would encompass 4m people

Commuters could live in Gladinburgh and work in London

Connectivity the economic key?


Connectivity the economic key1

The City of Scotland would be the second largest in the UK and the fourth largest in Europe

It would have a tourist industry twice the size of London

It would have the second largest life sciences cluster in the UK

There would be a need for only one international airport

The UK centre of financial services might move to the City of Scotland

Connectivity the economic key?


Biting the chinese bullet
Biting the Chinese Bullet and the fourth largest in Europe


Connectivity the economic and environmental key

What if we could and the fourth largest in Europe

step off a bus at every railway station in the City of Scotland

step off a train at the City of Scotland’s international airport

transfer freight directly from ships to trains?

Connectivity the economic and environmental key?


Connectivity the economic and environmental key1

We would and the fourth largest in Europe

reduce the amount of road traffic

increase our exports

reduce journey times

increase the number of tourists

reduce the amount of carbon emissions

Connectivity the economic and environmental key?


Transport the environmental key

What if and the fourth largest in Europewe:

made everyone pay the full cost of travel, including the cost of damage to the environment

made all public transport free

made it illegal to carry freight long-distance by road?

Transport, the environmental key?


Transport the environmental key1

We would: and the fourth largest in Europe

reduce carbon emissions at a stroke

need no new roads (or bridges!)

save enormous sums on road maintenance

reduce the need for petrol stations

make more friends?

Transport the environmental key?



The best way to create the future is to invent we always gotit

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www.sue-mot.org

www.wlcuk.com


With thanks to: we always got

And especially to the Dundee team:

Alex Gasparatos

Doug Forbes

Mohamed El-Haram


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