It is becoming more clear that we need sustainable energy sources that are environmentally friendly for future generations. Fossil fuels are depleting, and the population is growing, creating more energy. Then there’s the nasty effect of the greenhouse gas emissions that many fossil fuels produce. This has resulted in a push to make use of biomass for energy. Sustainable development research is taking place worldwide to efficiently and adequately utilise biomass and become better equipped for it to be used in the future. In this article, we want to discuss biomass for the sustainable development of how we use energy.
What Do You Mean By Sustainable Development?
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
What is the Difference Between Sustainable Development and Sustainability?
- Education and training
- Sustainable agriculture
- Sustainable production and consumption
- Research and technology development
- Sustainable forestry management
What are the 5 P’s of Sustainable Development?
What is Biomass?
How Does Biomass Help With Sustainable Development?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sustainable Development of the Power Sector
Climate Change Goals
Sustainable Intensification and Landscape Planning
- Crop rotations
- Agro-forestry approaches (such as the use of nitrogen-fixing energy crops to up the yields of neighbouring food crops)
- Planting flexible/multipurpose crops
By implementing these integrated systems and sustainable practices, it doesn’t just help with sustainable biomass production and energy production, but also:
- Higher food production
- Enhanced biodiversity
- Efficient land use
Landscape planning can also mitigate things such as:
- Salinisation (the process by which a nonsaline soil becomes saline, as by the irrigation of land with brackish water)
- Soil erosion
- Eutrophication of surface waters (this is a process by which pollution from water become overrich in organic and mineral nutrients so that algae and cyanobacteria snowball and deplete the oxygen supply)
- Soil compaction
- Environmental degradation
Expansion of Biomass Resources
Sustainable Forestry Management
What are the Main Objectives of the SDGs?
How Many Sustainable Development Goals are There?
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and well being
- Quality education
- Gender quality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Reduced inequality
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Global partnership for the goals