Urban Planning Today: Perception vs. Reality When the planning profession was still nascent in the 1950’s, well defined social needs and the desire to improve poor living conditions were the dominant basis for policy and regulation. By the time the 1970’s and 80’s...
New Report: Evolving Towards a Sustainable End-State
A new report from Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors
We believe that the first phase of a long-term mega shift toward an end-state scenario of clean, domestic, sustainable and efficient use of energy, materials and environmental services is now firmly established within the corporate world. The current evolutionary phase towards this “sustainable end-state” scenario where these technologies are truly competitive at a commercial level with minimal policy support is expected to take two to three decades, and presents a huge range of profitable investment opportunities, particularly in practical and applicable technologies that already reduce the cost of production and usage of existing products and services. In this paper, we re-examine our climate change technology universe over this evolving timeframe.
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