Since the collapse of Soviet Union, the concept of security has switched to non-conventional factors such as energy security and economic stability to a great extent, within this frame, Mongolia always seeks to participate in the security mechanism of the Northeast Asia, particularly with its two giant neighbors as Russia and China. To illustrate, its landlocked and sandwiched location between two super powers requires Mongolia to ensure its energy security through pursuing favorable foreign...
The theme and heart of the Olympics and the Paralympic Games 2012 is sustainability. The sustainable approach will lead to long lasting environmental, social and economic benefits through regeneration and legacy (Pointer and Mercury, 2009). The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 was launched on 23 January 2007 to independently assure 'London's 2012' pledge to host the sustainable Games. Source: http://www.london2012.com The reason for London to host the 2012 Olympic Games was the...
Acid mine drainage originates from both active and inactive mining sites. It has negative impacts to human health as well as the environment. This essay assessment envisages in discerning how and where acid mine drainage prevails. It takes an in-depth analysis of chemical processes that induce acid mine drainage. By understanding the chemical processes, and the type of minerals that contribute to acid mine drainage, then, preventive and control measures can be taken against acid mine drainage....
Today, increasing energy consume as an important issue in modern industrial communities in addition to the risk of rapid ending of fossil resources, has faced the world with irreversible and threatening environmental changes, thus international plans and policies for global sustainable development, has paid special attention to renewable sources of energy. With the assumption that in order to make greater use of sustainable nature and with relying on solar energy, it is possible to cover a...
The Bruntland Commission of the United Nations on March 20 1987 defined Sustainable Development as Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable Development embraces economic prosperity, social equity and environmental integrity. The concept of sustainable urban development represents a major challenge for governments...
Matters related to pollution are dated way back in the 9th and 13th century. Many scientist and researchers raised concerns of pollution in different areas due to the outcome of various types of pollution for example mishandling of natural resources such as soil, water, among other environment factors. The interest cumulated to definitions of terms like pollution as the entry of contaminants or foreign matter into a natural environment thus bringing about instability, harm or some...
According to Wilkins (2010), insurance works best with risk management and risk mitigation and one should know how to manage the weather variability events. Climate change has bought about great awareness recently in the insurance industry. Although not many insurers have established such policies, but they are becoming aware and leading to a "strong national and global energy policy". We can see this in the U.S. Where the insurance industry comprises 10% of the economy (Wagner,...
The past century has seen scientist discover that the planet has been warming up. Studies carried out indicate that the temperature of the earth from the beginning of the twenty- first century has risen by a degree Fahrenheit. This might appear a slight increase in temperatures but specialists in this field of study argue that it might have devastating effects not only on human life but also the entire earth biological diversities (Lubin & Jensen, 1995). A number of studies to determine the...
There is a vast acceptance to the need to reduce energy use as part of a strategy to lessen environmental anxiety. Buildings are considered large end users of energy; buildings representing 20-40% energy demands in developed countries and the rate of construction of new buildings in such countries are rising. To reduce the impact of buildings on the environment, minimum amount of energy use is recommended as possible while still providing a satisfactory indoor environment. The green building...
The environment is known to be a major interactive media and product for the existence of the human being. It provides essential commodities for his needs and wants and acts as an assimilator of wastes produced during the production process of goods and services. Even as humans continue to depend wholly or in part on this environment several challenges still exist that result to a compromise of its quality and quantity (Kenneth and Piet 2007). This has become the main focal point of this...