Applying Chemical Engineering towards a Green Economy

October 29, 2013

IfS would like to highlight this session at the 2013 Annual Meeting.

  • Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 AM
  • Plaza B (Hilton)

The United Nations Environmental Programme defines a green economy as: “One that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

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