Energy is truly the lifeblood of our economies, a critical infrastructure that affects all of our lives in virtually every activity. Throughout history one thing that has remained common for all economies is that economic development needs energy. How we access, transfer and transform this energy into the useful work of heating, lighting and motion forms what we call an energy system, a set of interrelated elements from the capturing of natural resources to processing and refining to transportation and distribution to consumption. But energy is not simply about technology it is multi-dimensional, involving natural resources, technology processes, economic and social institutions all of these variables interact to give us the out come to the energy system.
Short video giving an overview to our food systems solutions paper. The global food system of today is truly complex in nature, crossing almost all areas from climate, water and energy, to finance and commodity markets, to politics and culture, all are interconnected through our global food system. Today's food and agribusiness forms a $5 trillion global industry, a complex system spanning from the small self-sufficient farmer in rural India, to multinational corporations trading commodities on international markets.
Water, being deeply interconnected with almost all aspects of economic development, is both one of the greatest opportunities and probably the greatest threat to global economic development in the 21st Century. In this video we give an overview to our water systems solution framework, outlining the nature of the water crisis and a new approach called integrated water management.
We live in interesting times, one that is often contextualized as being a transition period as on the one hand our traditional industrial age systems of organization reach the end of their life cycle, show signs of faulting and becoming redundant, while on the other new networked information based systems of origination are being born and this chasm between the two is nowhere more prominent than within the domain of social go