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Environment, in general, surroundings of an object or the natural environment, all living creatures occurring naturally on earth or a region of that, which comprises interaction: climate, nature, water. Coal, natural gas or oil for electricity, heating or transportation produces pollution (CO2) in the atmosphere. These daily emissions is the carbon footprint.

Today we face myriad challenges. Unprecedented material and technological achievements co-exist with unconscionable and in some cases increasing poverty, inequality and injustice. Advances in science have unleashed remarkable powers, yet these very powers as presently wielded threaten to undermine the very future of our planet. Rapidly prosperity itself has become a source of instability and destruction when wantonly pursued without organizational safeguards for our collective well-being. No longer able to afford the luxury of competition and strife based primarily on national, ethnic or religious interests and prejudices, we need urgently to acquire the knowledge and fashion the institutions required for free, fair and effective global governance rising expectations have increased frustrations and tensions that threaten the fabric of global society.

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In the broadest sense, nature is equivalent to the natural world, physical universe, material world or material universe. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. Nature is also generally distinguished from the supernatural. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the galactic. Within the various uses of the word today, "nature" may refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects – the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all these things are composed.











Energy is any material that is burned or altered in order to obtain energy and to heat or to move an object. Fuel releases its energy either through a chemical reaction means, such as combustion, or nuclear means, such as nuclear fission or nuclear fusion.
An important property of a useful fuel is that its energy can be stored to be released only when needed, and that the release is controlled in such a way that the energy can be harnessed to produce work. Examples: methane, petrol and oil. Buildings (heating, airco, bulbs, etc) and
transport together makes more of 60% of energy consumption.











Only the international community can shoulder the responsibility to do their bit to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in order not to upset nature. Climate experts were consulted on the steps to be taken to put in place a binding climate protection agreement as of 2012.

A so-called Bali roadmap was designed to lay out the salient points to be negotiated and a time schedule for negotiations. One thing is, however, already clear. Negotiations for the new agreement must be wound up by 2009, to ensure that there is no gap following the expiry of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. 
Also the European Commission committed for providing policies over the long term and presented in June 2011 a
roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy in 2050.

"Time is of the essence, because the international climate council tells us we must halve CO2 emissions in the long term – by the middle of this century,” This is such an enormous task that the international community can only solve it togetherSurvey how an American multinational conglomerate corporation innovation builds, powers, moves & cures the world.

A central theme of the international climate change negotiations as well as in the Rio+20 Conference is now green growth. In the EU, the Europe 2020 strategy has identified green growth as a fundamental pillar of EU economic policy. In the most recent edition of Intereconomics a joint CEPS and ZBW (Leipniz Information Centre for Economics) special Forum on Green Growth takes stock with short authoritative articles of the discussion and examines the theoretical, empirical and political aspects of green growth and employment.

The world is in need of guiding ideas, a vision, to more effectively direct our intellectual, moral and scientific capabilities for world peace, global security, human dignity and social justice says a papers series of the south-east European Division of the World Academy of Art and Science (SEED-WAAS).