To meet the needs of over 9 billion people by 2050, energy production must double. But to protect the climate, greenhouse gas emissions must be cut by 80%. Maintaining the same path is a recipe for environmental and humanitarian disaster.
Our Smart Energy programme fosters a secure, equitable and sustainable energy future for the world.
Green Cross uses advocacy and practical projects to promote energy conservation and efficiency and accelerate the transition from a carbon-based economy to a clean and sustainable energy model accessible to all.
In 2014, work was carried out on the modernisation of agricultural production in Russia along sustainable development principles, in accordance with the Green Cross method. The work included analytical studies of the status and prospects for using applied bioenergy from agricultural producers in the Russian regions, as well as promoting the integrated use of biomass in agricultural production by processing waste into organic fertilizer, energy, motor fuel, humus soil and feed additives. Green Cross participated in specialised conferences on the problems of using alternative energy in agriculture, housing and communal services, and also prepared messages, presentations, publications and professional journal articles on the subject of alternative energy.
The development of better methods continued, with the identification and assessment of innovative applied technologies for treatment and reuse of biological waste. A new agricultural complex, operating independently of any external supplies of gas, electricity, heat, motor fuel or fertilizer, was developed and partially tested. Further study will permit its adaptation and optimisation for the specific conditions of various modern agricultural enterprises.