Crops need adequate soil, water, sunlight and heat to grow. Global warming has already altered the duration of the growing season in large parts of the world. The seasons of flowering and harvest of cereals are being altered and the changes will continue over the next few years. According to the expected population growth and changes in eating habits towards greater meat consumption, it is estimated that global food demand will grow up to 70% in the coming decades. Agriculture is already one of the economic sectors with the greatest impact on the climate crisis.
Transport plays an essential role in society and in the economy. While most economic sectors, such as energy production and industry, have reduced their emissions since 1990, transport emissions have increased significantly. Having an efficient and accessible transportation system is key to our quality of life and that is why immediate action in the sector is so necessary and urgent. Although in some cities strategies are barely being developed to promote sustainable transport, the participation and education of the inhabitants are also required to migrate to mobility integrated with our model of society but in a sustainable way.
ALLCOT is working on the development of a new CDM methodology in the transport sector to calculate the GHG emissions savings through the use of alternative transport systems. It is about introducing alternative transport systems in cities and integrating them into sustainability plans. There are currently more than 30 registered CDM projects, which means a reduction of about 7 million tCO2 annually. It is not enough and therefore it is necessary to work with society in general on sustainable transport models.
Sustainability and climate change are the two sides of the same struggle. At ALLCOT, we believe that all measures to address climate change must be useful to move towards sustainable development in an effective way.