Evolutionary Dynamics of Our Industrial Civilization; 3. And the circular economy or urban mining adapts manufacturing to the capture of resources not as virgin commodities but from circular flows under manufacturing control. China then moved to build infrastructure in a big way, and now India is moving to do the same. Industrial capitalism is now diffusing throughout the East, with China building the worlds largest industrial and manufacturing engine to run on fossil fuels, initially, like all industrial powers before it. In China's Green Shift, Global Green Shift, Mathews proposes a way in which Gaia a product of the processes of the earth can be complemented by Ceres our own creation of a renewable energy and circular economy system. It is being transformed by a global green shift, creating new industries based on clean energy, clean water and clean food — all produced in a safe, clean and sustainable way, in abundance, at low and diminishing cost and without making further inroads into nature. Food and Fresh Water Production; 16.
Mathews is a management strategy scholar who has influenced global policies on the greening of industry. While Lovelock is pessimistic, asserting that Gaia will look after herself and that if we survive at all it is likely to be as a greatly diminished industrial civilization, numbering no more than one billion people, Mathews argues in this book why he believes this prognosis to be mistaken. This is where greening enters the picture. But the real barrier that China and India face is not so much climate change a problem that they feel, rightly, they inherited from the West as immediate pollution from the burning of fossil fuels with their particulate emissions, and the geopolitical entanglements that result from global sourcing of such fuels and resources. Japan, the four Tigers Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong and China are all incorporating themselves into the global industrial world.
We do indeed live in a period of profound change, particularly in terms of energy and resources utilized. By necessity, a new approach to environmentally conscious development is already emerging in the East, with China leading the way in building a green industry at scale. Then China moved away from dependence on fossil fuels and external resources the linear economy and shifted instead to renewables and a circular economy and again India is following closely behind. Japan, the four Tigers Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong and China are all incorporating themselves into the global industrial world. Can these two concepts of how the earth works, represented by two powerful deities, be reconciled? I agree with John Mathews that we are living through a great transformation of our energy systems, one that is going to see the supersession of the fossil fuel systems that underpinned the rise of the West and subsequently shaped the rise of East Asia in the twentieth century.
Recirculation and Regeneration of Resources Circular Economy ; 15. Innovations like the Tesla electric vehicles now transforming the global automobile industry, new sources of electric power, new smart grids and new ways of producing food in urban settings e. What about the resources needed for green tech —lithium for batteries, rare earths for solar panels and wind turbines etc. My next debt is to Dr Shi Zhengrong, who has written the Foreword for this book. Evolutionary Dynamics of Our Industrial Civilization; 3. Japan, the four Tigers Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong and China are all incorporating themselves into the global industrial world. Eco- Cities of the Future; 18.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A catalog record for this book has been requested. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. Such a source of energy is available, based not on drilling or mining but on manufacturing; feeding that appetite would similarly require a source of commodities that is based not on mining or extraction but on closing industrial loops. Emerging industrial giants are more readily attracted to renewables and circular flows precisely because renewables devices are always the products of manufacturing, as are closed resource loops — creating pathways that enable resource-hungry industrializers to find ways around the geopolitical hurdles that would block their way forward were they to attempt to follow the conventional fossil-fuelled pathway. Can the China Model Be Utilized by Other Industrializing Countries? By necessity, a new approach to environmentally conscious development is already emerging in the East, with China leading the way in building a green industry at scale. Recirculation and Regeneration of Resources Circular Economy ; 15.
This process has now brought Chinese firms to quasi-parity with advanced firms, and in the process lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. The winners in the transition will be the countries that are prepared to invest in industry policy, and are prepared to allow governments to intervene in the markets. Food and Fresh Water Production; 16. Table of Contents List of Figures; Foreword by Dr Shi Zhengrong; Preface; List of Acronyms; Part I: Dynamics of the Green Transition; 1. I wish his book great success. In the world of neoclassical economics, by contrast, there is only a limited sense of how firms and consumers react to shocks that disturb the prevailing equilibrium and induce substitutions — facilitated by market-based instruments like carbon taxes. I would like to acknowledge as well my publisher, Tej Sood, for taking on this project, and not least the able advice of the editors who have guided the work through the press — Katy Miller, Abi Pandey and Vincent Rajan.
The British scientist James Lovelock has done the world an enormous service by formulating the theory of a 'living earth' named Gaia, where life self-regulates itself and the planet by keeping the atmospheric environment more or less constant, and likewise the environment of the oceans. The upheavals in the patterns of energy production and consumption — with dramatic swings away from established systems of fossil fuel usage and linear resource throughput — are occurring so fast that it is difficult to keep up with them. Its core advantages are the energy security and resource security that are generated. For their special understanding and assistance, I wish to thank my editor at Taipei Times, Noah Buchan; the indefatigable editor-in-chief at Energy Post Karel Beckman; and the editor at RenewEconomy, Giles Parkinson. Finance Now Playing a Central Role in the Green Shift; 7. In this book, he argues that new green technologies are already available to allow us to begin manufacturing energy and thus overcome our addiction to fossil fuels — and he argues that it is China that is leading the way in the transition. Most discussions of renewables and the circular economy tend to start with climate change; they then proceed to frame the need to decarbonize industrial systems as a moral imperative to mitigate climate change.
Now it is a greening that is shaping the rise of China and India in the twenty-first century. But the old world order based on a linear economy and fossil fuels is resisting bitterly, and will not give up without a fight. Reframing Renewables as Enhancing Energy Security; 13. One area where such competitive forces are displayed is in the emergence of numerous green sectors of the China economy. There is the issue of carbon emissions and global warming, of course.