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According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) by 2050, humanity could consume an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year. In particular, the citizens of developed countries consume an average of 16 tons of those 4 key resources per capita, ranging up to 40 or more tons per person in some developed countries.
In addition, since World War II production of synthetic chemicals has escalated to include herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, domestic chemicals and hazardous substances.
Coupled with the increase in global population and affluence, the relative ease of transportation and the increase in consumerism, developing countries in particular are living a lifestyle that is not sustainable in the long term.
Most economic activity produces material that can be classified as waste, and while many synthetic chemicals are harmless, discussions on the buildup of gas emissions due to chemicals of concern are long and ongoing.
In 2011, the United National Environmental Program published a report entitled "Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - A Synthesis for Policy Makers." In it, UNEP makes 3 key findings:
DESCA's goal is to help preserve a sustainable environment for future generations by supporting innovation efforts in the field of sustainable technology. By supporting DESCA through membership or a tax deductible donation, you too can help to accelerate a greener future and help reduce the harmful impact of current economic waste activity on the environment.
-Brundtland Commission of
the United Nations
DESCA'S GOAL IS TO HELP PRESERVE A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS BY SUPPORTING INNOVATION EFFORTS IN THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY.
BY SUPPORTING DESCA THROUGH MEMBERSHIP OR A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION, YOU TOO CAN HELP TO ACCELERATE THE WORLD'S MOVE TO A GREENER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE