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Future of Green Tech, Sustainability and Environment. Future strategies that will be driven by the climate emergency, transitioning to low carbon economies. Futurist articles / videos and keynote conference presentations. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best-known Futurist keynote speakers, has worked with hundreds of the world's largest companies and has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. Clients include BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Shell, BASF, Copesul (Brazil), Rio Tinto, Altstrom Grid, European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), Suez Environmental, Sandvik Mining Tech, Imerys, Danish Wind Energy Association, Danfoss, Hindalco, Indurama, Houston Energy Forum, Royal Dutch Chemical Association, Koch, Hager Group, SHV Gas, Gasunie, Sulzer, Vattenfall, Veitch, Veolia - plus many other multinationals on issues relating to energy saving and sustainability. Please note many other resources on related issues in Energy and Oil part of this website. Patrick Dixon has given Futurist keynotes on green tech, sustainability, environment and related issues to audiences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

 

Race towards Net Zero Emissions will happen MUCH faster than most predict - accelerated by: COVID, Russia's war, rapidly falling prices for green energy, innovation and growing global anxieties about climate emergency. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO

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How COVID and the Russia - Ukraine war changed public mood and increased anxiety about all aspects of environment, sustainable living and decarbonisation. What this means for the longer term / future investment in sustainable business as well as for government regulation. Lecture for Seminarium in Santiago where it has not rained properly for over a decade - severe impacts of climate change.

Expect huge shifts to decarbonisation, taking place much faster than most people predicted. 

Patrick Dixon is a Futurist keynote speaker on sustainability, green tech innovation, oil and gas, solar and wind power, alternative energies and the shift to a carbon free world. See his book SustainAgility.

Read more: Race towards Net Zero Emissions will happen MUCH faster than most predict - accelerated by: COVID, Russia's war, rapidly falling prices for green energy, innovation and growing global anxieties about climate emergency. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO

   

10 steps to make your business more sustainable. Migrating from Net Zero to Carbon Zero. Keys to responsible business, CSR, going green. Sustainability keynote speaker - author of SustainAgility book - how smart innovation will help save our planet

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Sustainability, Green tech innovation and future of oil and gas - Keynote for Seminarium Chile

Over the years I have advised around 400 of the world's largest 2000 companies on a wide range of future trends including sustainable businesss, green tech innovation, reducing emissions and related issues.

As I predicted in my book SustainAgility, we are now seeing a global stampede by multinationals to make their products and services more sustainable.  

Here are 10 practical steps to deliver this...

Read more: 10 steps to make your business more sustainable. Migrating from Net Zero to Carbon Zero. Keys to responsible business, CSR, going green. Sustainability keynote speaker - author of SustainAgility book - how smart innovation will help save our planet

   

COP26 and beyond: Climate Emergency will trigger action on wartime scale: Sustainability / ESG will dominate politics for 300 years. Green tech will radically transform life on earth, but not in time to prevent global crises / environmental catastrophes

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Over 1.7 million views of my Climate Emergency Webinar and Q+A - based on my book SustainAgility

COP26 and beyond - Expect global responses to the climate emergency on a wartime basis - far beyond scale of any normal government measures.  What we have seen so far is NOTHING compared to what is to come.  Expect far greater concerns over the next 30 years about sustainability and what kind of planet will remain in 100 years, with shortages of water, food and other resources and major threats to other forms of life.

(Written 4 April 2021 - based on many corporate keynotes given at major events on sustainability, energy use and decarbonisation.)

Read more: COP26 and beyond: Climate Emergency will trigger action on wartime scale: Sustainability / ESG will dominate politics for 300 years. Green tech will radically transform life on earth, but not in time to prevent global crises / environmental catastrophes

   

Future of construction. How to save 40% of global CO2 emissions - green construction. Greentech buildings BOOM, zero carbon construction methods. 2020-2040: Carbon-neutral offices, homes, schools, factories and infrastructure. Construction keynote speaker

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Future of construction, and how the construction industry will respond to the climate emergency.

The construction industry is responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions, taking into account the embodied energy in building (30%), energy wasted in demolition (10%), and costs of heating or cooling the building during it's lifetime (60%).

Look at the largest green building projects we have seen over the last decade or two, and multiply by ten or more over the next twenty years - in individual size and collectively.  

We need to be far bolder and more ambitious in ramping up decarbonisation of our world.  And at the same time expect massive steps to decarbonise construction.

Take for example the targets announced by the UK government in November 2020. 4 times current offshore wind capacity by 2030.  

First town heated entirely by hydrogen by 2030 with £500m investment. 600,000 heat pumps a year installed by 2030.  £1bn on carbon capture - and so on.  China will continue to dominate green tech investment globally.

There will be huge focus on creating smart, “carbon neutral” buildings that are ultra-efficient to heat or cool. 

But we will also see far more attention on how long those buildings will actually last.  My own home was built in 1842 and I expect will still be lived in by the year 2300.  

But I don’t know many commercial tower blocks or factories being built today that have a life-expectancy of more than 50 years - and many buildings being demolished today are less than 40 years old.

This really matters, because 30% of the entire energy consumed in the average life cycle of an office tower is the energy consumed in building it, and 10% more can be consumed in demolition.  

We need to see far more life-enhancing, iconic structures that people will love and enjoy using for generations to come. 

And also far greater efforts to convert, adapt, upgrade, renew, restore, repair and redesign existing buildings.

Read more: Future of construction. How to save 40% of global CO2 emissions - green construction. Greentech buildings BOOM, zero carbon construction methods. 2020-2040: Carbon-neutral offices, homes, schools, factories and infrastructure. Construction keynote speaker

   

1.4 million watched my Green Energy Webinar! "Next 20 years will determine future of humanity": predictions for next 40 years. Massive scaling green tech. Race for solar, wind etc v coal, oil, gas. Climate emergency. Futurist Keynote for Enel Green Power

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My keynote starts 42 minutes into the video

In December 2018, I gave a keynote via Webinar for Enel Power. They say it was watched live by over 800,000, and by June 2019, it had over 1.4m views on just one platform alone. The audience was 25 global influencers from every part of the world, all with popular blogs / followings on green tech and alternative energy. A massive global social media campaign took place in the run up to the Webinar.  Here are the key messages....

Read more: 1.4 million watched my Green Energy Webinar! "Next 20 years will determine future of humanity": predictions for next 40 years. Massive scaling green tech. Race for solar, wind etc v coal, oil, gas. Climate emergency. Futurist Keynote for Enel Green Power

   

Future of Heat and Power in Cities in race towards zero carbon - how our world will migrate from traditional gas boilers - one of greatest emitters of CO2. Central heat and power (CHP) Futurist keynote at Euroheat and Power event - VIDEO of entire keynote

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Here is the video of my keynote for Euroheat and Power Congress.

The theme was next generation green tech innovation:  

how to transform heating of homes, factories, offices, hospitals and schools using combined heat and power (CHC) units, district heating units.

Futurist keynote speaker on green tech and innovation to help us respond to the climate emergency.

Read more: Future of Heat and Power in Cities in race towards zero carbon - how our world will migrate from traditional gas boilers - one of greatest emitters of CO2. Central heat and power (CHP) Futurist keynote at Euroheat and Power event - VIDEO of entire keynote

   

Future of plastics, micro plastics and oceans - what next in protecting marine ecosystems. Future of biodegradable plastics. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO / POST

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Future of plastics and how emotion drives single issues, creating people movements and immediate changes in government regulation, corporate behaviour. Around 400 million tons of plastic is in already in the oceans, and on current trends, the weight of marine plastics will be greater than all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Micro-particles are now found in just about every marine creature, as well as in millions of people. Expect thousands of new regulations over the next decade globally, to force rapid action on this problem. Part of this will involve a big rethink about polyester clothing – a single clothes wash can release 700,000 microplastic fibres. Read Future of Almost Everything book extract...

Read more: Future of plastics, micro plastics and oceans - what next in protecting marine ecosystems. Future of biodegradable plastics. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO / POST

   

Expect water conflicts and water wars - lessons from Danube and Nile. Why water is becoming an issue of national security for many nations. Making cities water sustainable. Trends in water and other utilities keynote speaker POST / VIDEO

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Water is already a scarce and badly managed resource globally. Expect water conflicts - local, national and international, and even water wars. Comment from banks of Danube river in Hungary, Budapest. Lessons from river Nile - Uganda and Sudan. Comment by Patrick Dixon.

"Over a decade ago I warned of water wars, and that water would become a national security issue. We have seen this recently in Syria and Iraq. Rivers, canals, dams, water treatment plants and pipelines have all become military targets. Entire cities in desert areas can easily be placed under siege if their water is cut off."

Read more: Expect water conflicts and water wars - lessons from Danube and Nile. Why water is becoming an issue of national security for many nations. Making cities water sustainable. Trends in water and other utilities keynote speaker POST / VIDEO

   

SustainAgility - Change the World for the Common Good - global strategies for sustainability including zero carbon emissions, resource protection. Sustainability keynote speaker

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How to change the world. Ultimate leadership speech.

Secret of all management, marketing and motivation. The Four Circles of the Human Heart and their impact on consumer behaviour.

Sustainable business and social enterprises. How to encourage corporations to act in ethical ways.

Future of philanthropy and non-profit organisations. Future of consumers, engaging with customer passion. Future of EU, Eurozone and government policy. Protection of environment...

Read more: SustainAgility - Change the World for the Common Good - global strategies for sustainability including zero carbon emissions, resource protection. Sustainability keynote speaker

   

How climate change sceptics are being forced to act on energy and environment. How economics and activism will drive radical change in business, ahead of tighter regulations. Sustainability keynote speaker

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Economic pressures from oil and energy prices, and passionate climate change activists, will combine to force rapid change. Climate change science is only a best guess at what life will be like in 50-100 years time. If you want to know the short term future of corporations, government and society -- then look at passion / emotion related to these issues. Impact on manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management, wholesale, retail, production, engineering, emerging markets, outsourcing and offshoring decisions. Questions and challenges to the science of global warming, sustainability, resource depletion, food shortages and so on -- are being swept away by passions and choices of consumers / customers which are driving political action.

Read more: How climate change sceptics are being forced to act on energy and environment. How economics and activism will drive radical change in business, ahead of tighter regulations. Sustainability keynote speaker

   

SustainAgility book: green tech innovation to protect our future - $100 trillion to slow down global warming, cut costs, save resources, protect the environment. Future of zero carbon tech, and impact on global economy. Sustainability keynote speaker

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Sustainagility is about how smart innovation and agile business will help protect the world, in practical ways and at affordable cost.  Title of new book by Patrick Dixon and Johan Gorecki. The $40 trillion green technology boom:  winners and losers in the race to develop new greener products and services.  Sustainagility covers the future of energy, manufacturing, cities, transport, food, forests, water.  Sustainagility describes major consumer and lifestyle shifts which will dominate the next 30 years, based on detailed research, industry experience and practical insights. Need a world-class sustainability keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

Read more: SustainAgility book: green tech innovation to protect our future - $100 trillion to slow down global warming, cut costs, save resources, protect the environment. Future of zero carbon tech, and impact on global economy. Sustainability keynote speaker

   

Solving the Water Crisis: Smart Innovation - Future Water Supplies. How to reduce average 1000 cubic metres of water per person used a year. Future water shortages and solutions. Water and utilities keynote speaker

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An average person in the world uses 1,000 cubic metres a year for growing food, hygiene and drinking – equivalent to 40% of an Olympic swimming pool.

Yet 4,000 children die every day because the water supply is unclean and 40% of the world do not have access to tap water – even though many of them own a mobile phone.

If the poorest nations gain a standard of living equivalent to wealthy nations today, then water demand will be three times the figure of 3,350 cubic kilometres seen in 2000.

Read more: Solving the Water Crisis: Smart Innovation - Future Water Supplies. How to reduce average 1000 cubic metres of water per person used a year. Future water shortages and solutions. Water and utilities keynote speaker

   

Canada: Leading Green Tech Innovation - Future of Canada. Impact of green tech investment on Canadian economy. Green tech innovation keynote speaker

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Oil prices of more than $100 a barrel are driving a frenzy of green tech investment by tens of thousands of new companies, a significant number of which are based in Canada. Green tech companies in Canada are growing fast – by over 50% a year, accelerated by huge natural resources, global demand for cleaner energy, and $1bn of government funding for innovation.

Read more: Canada: Leading Green Tech Innovation - Future of Canada. Impact of green tech investment on Canadian economy. Green tech innovation keynote speaker

   

Global Warming: action your company can take to reduce carbon footprint from conferences. Zero carbon conferencing - is it possible? Offsetting as part of conference budgets for unavoidable travel. Why companies need to MEET to THRIVE, win new customers

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Environment, innovation, agility, business. Offset carbon use from conference travel. Sustainable business and how green technology will help sustainability, climate change, global warming, water shortages, food shortages, transport, energy, fuel, cities. Future aviation, travel, rail, cars, tourism, corporate travel, heating, lighting, heat pumps. Solar cells, wind power, biofuels, alternatiive energy generation. Future of coil, oil, gas and nuclear power. Electric vehicles. Green living. Protecting rainforests. Why climate change and other sustainability issues can be solved. Costs of global warming action. Marketing of green tech. Open innovation and crowdsourcing.

Read more: Global Warming: action your company can take to reduce carbon footprint from conferences. Zero carbon conferencing - is it possible? Offsetting as part of conference budgets for unavoidable travel. Why companies need to MEET to THRIVE, win new customers

   

Biodegradable Chewing Gum Launched

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A new kind of chewing gum has been made which is biodegradeable, and can dissolve in around a month. It is made from a natural chicle which is grown on chicoxapote trees in South East Mexico and other places.   It will save city authorities around the world many billions of dollars in clearing up mess on pavements and streets.

Read more: Biodegradable Chewing Gum Launched

   

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