The World Economic Forum has produced an article justifying the necessity of monitoring technology to monitor carbon emissions on a personal level.
Through an initiative commonly referred to as ‘My Carbon’, climate concerned individuals are able to monitor their carbon footprint through the ‘Personal Bonus Program’. and while These types of ideas are not newAs tracking and monitoring technology became more effective and widespread, the idea gained traction.
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As the author explains, cities around the world are responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions. But, as Kumar explains, “While transportation and buildings are the main drivers of emissions in cities, the share of individual emissions is significant at around 40%.”
Kumar then blames ‘My Carbon’ failure in the past on…Lack of social acceptance, political resistance, lack of awareness and a fair tracking mechanism.”
But things have changed over the past several years. In addition to technological advances, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been “a test of social responsibility,” according to the author.
Unsurprisingly, the strict restrictions that have plagued much of the world, and still persist in some countries, along with the virus, were upheld by the author, who wrote glowingly: “The world’s many examples of maintaining social distancing, mask-wearing, mass vaccinations, and acceptance of Public health contact tracing applications.
With the rapid developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, blockchain and digitization, devices such as smart home technology, smart meters and personal applications can be used to advance the “My Carbon” agenda.
Finally, the author explains how sustainable cities will be “enabled” through smart communities. A three-pronged approach, by modifying economic behaviour, cognitive awareness and social norms is Kumar’s suggestion.
The approach lists ways in which these groups should be empowered through public-private partnerships:
- Increased costs of carbon-intensive activities and goods
- Economic incentives to reduce demand and improve efficiency
- Increase the visibility of personal carbon footprints
- Raising awareness of personal carbon limits to sustain the transition to a carbon-neutral society
- New definition of fair share of personal emissions
- Determine acceptable levels of personal emissions
However, it should be noted that the World Economic Forum ranks nearly every article it publishes with a disclaimer stating that “the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not those of the World Economic Forum.”
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