By Walter Vermeulen, Marcel Kok, Andre Faaij, David de Jager
Envisions a weather impartial society--one the place the output of polluting gases is minimized via social recommendations manage in families, by way of neighborhood professionals, via advancements in details and communications applied sciences and dematerialization, and during the shift in the direction of product carrier platforms and emissions buying and selling. Softcover.
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In the individualistic vision of A, the thinning out of the family will take place far more quickly than in the socially-minded vision B. The ageing of the population also takes hold quicker in A. Nature and the environment are used as a springboard for progress in A, and it is mainly for this reason that they are important. In B, nature and the environment come first. The aim is a sustainable society, which does not impose a strain on the environment. Market mechanisms dominate in A, while in B there is strict regulation and distribution of wealth; a consensus dialogue model is favoured for dealing with various socio-economic issues.
The majority of passenger and freight transport takes place by car and truck, but nine times as much is transported by rail and one and half times as much by inland shipping compared with 1990. Agriculture is considerably less intensive than in 1990. Some 10 per cent less space is used for agricultural purposes in 2050 than in 1990 and, particularly in the cattle-breeding industry, production is lower. Mainly ecological products are consumed and the consumption of meat is lower than in 1990. Energy and environment Due to the intensive focus on nature and the environment, environmental problems are seen in the broader context of sustainable development and society.
For transport, energy efficiency improvement is unable to compensate for the (strong) growth in total demand for transport services. 2 The contribution of different kinds of measures to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in relation to the ‘business-as-usual scenario’ for both visions (100 per cent means the total greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2-equivalents) in 1990). The emission levels shown under ‘frozen efficiency’ assume no improvements in energy efficiency and the same fuel mix to meet energy demand as in 1990.