THE #Green4Blue INITIATIVE
Global warming and other effects of Climate Change are real; sea levels are rising annually and several coastal cities across the globe are getting flooded every now and then. In attempt to #SaveTheWord by actualizing ‘Clean Air’ by 2030, the Author of the NETISM Book proactively trailblazed the #Green4Blue Initiative (Green Tourism for a Blue economy).
To actualize the 13th goal (Climate Action) of the UN’s 17 SDGs: by maximizing green technologies in mitigating global warming and other effects of climate change.
To innovate, experiment and invent eco-friendly technologies needed to actualize ‘Clean Air’ by 2030 through the global expansion of the #Green4Blue Initiative (Green Tourism for a blue Economy).
To develop, experiment and implement a 30-year Techno-Economic Development for a Coastal Green City – with the aim of stimulating a sustainable digital economy driven by Green Tourism.
Why the GREEN4BLUE Initiative? (The problems at hand and the statement of need)
Research has shown that some developing regions were under-achievers in the actualization of the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) initiated by the United Nations. Here comes the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - structured to make the world a better living-place by 2030. The pivotal role of the 13th goal (Climate Action) cannot be neglected in the course of stimulating a sustainable development in Nigeria and other Nations.
The looming danger of global warming effects due to different human activities needs to be proactively addressed with handy tools - such as the proposed GREEN4BLUE Initiative. The recurring issues of deforestation and the excessive usage of diesel/petrol-driven internal combustion engines presently poise a futuristic hazard to our environments. To aggravate the situation, in this side of the world, little or no efforts are being taken (by the concerned private and public role-players) to synergize with the global community in actualizing a “Clean Air” by 2030 through the adoption of Green infrastructure.
In reference to one of my previous publications, titled; “Techno-Economic Development: Nigeria in perspective (full publications are available at my official website - www.newekitidream.com/news)”, I clearly stated that; “Aside other forms of environmental pollutions and breathing-related health issues being caused by the by-products’ emissions of petrol/diesel-driven engines, several research hypotheses also confirmed that the massive release of CO2 could alter the processes of atmospheric precipitations. It seldom leads to excessive rainfall during the rainy season (flood disaster) and also causes extreme heat during the dry season (Nigeria is presently being faced with these climate-related issues). Consequentially, acid rain could also affect the full-flowering of various agricultural practices (an alarming threat to global food security) and it could inevitably affect the health of the ocean ecosystem. Urban centres are more susceptible to the emissions of greenhouse gases; overpopulated regions and highly industrialized areas are mostly affected in this situation - due to massive CO2 emissions from the conventional power plants, fossil fuel-driven (I.C.E) vehicles and others.
All these brewing issues are sending a strong signal to dedicated nation-builders across the globe to maximize different digital technology in tackling the effects of global warming. Hence, the statement of need to blaze a trail for the proposed GREEN4BLUE Initiative (Green Tourism for Blue Economy) as a fostering catalyst for the long-awaited infrastructural shift across the globe. The GREEN4BLUE initiative is a Maritime-Green Tourism Project channeled towards the realization of the Paris Agreement Goals - as it is in-line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Under the Article 3, Paris Agreement (2015): “each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming”.
GREEN4BLUE Initiative: (Green Tourism for Blue Economy)
(Highlights on how the proposed initiative could facilitate the actualization of a “Clean Air” by 2030, while also explaining how the Green Tourism could foster a sustainable Blue Economy).
In reference to an info-graphics tweet by @WorldBank, titled; “Blue Economy” (details available at www.worldbank.org/oceans). A Blue Economy has been clearly defined as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and the ocean ecosystem health.
Relative to my previous innovations channeled towards the inventions of Green infrastructure, compounded as the iDARTS CGC (the interactive digital arts of a Coastal Green City, available at www.idarts.newekitidream.com) - the coinage termed as “Green Tourism” in this context can be redefined as the process whereby people from a farther local travel to a coastal destination where ONLY climate-resilient technologies are adopted for eco-friendly modes of transportation and for Clean Air energy generation (wind power, bio-energy, natural gas and solar technology), alongside, the tourists are accommodated in smart/automated apartments for leisure, meeting, recreation, vacation, education and for business purposes for a particular period of time. Green Tourism is contextually related to Ecotourism which focuses on environmental sustainability.
As itemized by UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization of the United Nations); “tourists around the world could be served by twelve (12) different tourism industries”. In-line with this fact, the technology shift that has instrumentalized the emergence of Green infrastructure would undoubtedly facilitate a new type of tourism experience in the Coastal Green City.
The GREEN4BLUE Initiative is like using a single stone to kill two birds at once; it would support the development of green infrastructure, alongside, it would stimulate a tourism-driven economic growth. Notably, this dream shall be actualized through the planning, experimentation and implementation of favourable legislative tools (policies and laws) that supports the full-flourishing of investments.
Kindly find the attached conceptual investment design (proof-of-concept) of the proposed CGC.
Some of the green infrastructure that would be adopted in the proposed Coastal Green City are; Electric Speed Boat, Solar-powered Tricycle, Solar-powered Mini-distiller, Electric SUV, Electric Train, Rotorcraft, Oceanic Stadium, Electric Racing Cars, Coastal Train Station, Smart/Green Estates, tech-based early-warning-systems and many others. Below, kindly have a glance at the Gallery of Green Technologies; it gives an overview about some of the infrastructural concepts that would be adopted and/or invented in the proposed Coastal Green City.
- Nigerian Electric Speed Boat: 8 paddle-drives and 4 engines designed for high speed, twin-vacuum (buoyancy) body-structured not to sink in turbulent seas and floods.
- Nigerian Electric SUV: Modeled for long mileage, double engines, zero CO2 emissions, no noise, 4WD and high speed.
- Nigerian Electric Train: With this initiative, you can imagine a trip from Lagos Island to Mainland in 2 minutes.
- Nigerian RotoRcraft: The electric Jet of the future, 6-engines (2 back-up) prototyped with alternative power source for long mileage, no environmental pollution.
- Nigerian Oceanic Stadium: Modeled for sports tourism in some riverine cities in Nigeria.
- Nigerian Electric Racing Car: An archetype of the future cars, trail-blazed to facilitate new type of sports and entertainments in Nigeria.
- Coastal Train Station: Modeled to solve the transportation challenges in some traffic-congested areas, most especially in the commercial city of Nigeria - Lagos.
- Green Estates with High-rise buildings: Perhaps the handy solution to the incessant housing problems in Nigeria’s urban areas. The ultimate goal is to have tourist smart/green estates and cities in Nigeria where only green technologies would be adopted.
- Solar-Powered Tricycle: For an alternative mode of transportation in sunny regions with limited access to crude oil products.
- SOLAR-POWERED MINI-DISTILLER: For multi-purpose fermentation processes, while also acting as fruits’ juice-making machine.
THE GREEN REVOLUTION: SO FAR! SO GOOD!
In reference to one of my previous publications, titled; “Techno-Economic Development: Nigeria in perspective (full publications are available at my official website - www.newekitidream.com/news)”, I clearly stated that; “So Far, So Good: In an attempt to actualize the global climate goal by collectively infinitesimalizing the effects of global warming, several countries/cities around the world are currently experimenting and implementing policies/methods on how to actualize a Clean Air by banning the sales and importations of fossil fuel-driven vehicles within the next few years/decades - in an attempt to achieve the 13th SDGs of the United Nations. Pragmatically, as reported by the Reuters: “In Norway, 52% of new car sales were electric in 2017” while the country is already making moves to ban the sales of petrol/diesel-driven I.C.E. cars in the next 6 years (2025). “By 2030, Israel will be banning the importation of I.C.E. vehicles – while only electric cars and the hybrid ones driven by natural gas will be allowed”. GZ also reported that: “Rome (Italy) will be banning diesel vehicles from the city centre by 2024, while Athens, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City will be banning the use of all diesel vehicles by 2025, Brussels (Belgian Capital) by 2030”. “In France, there shall be no sales of petrol/diesel vehicles by 2030”. Alongside, some States in the US, Germany, India, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Ireland are already developing a long-term plan to actualize a “Clean Air” by phasing out the conventional fossil fuel I.C.E. vehicles”.
As a role-model for other private and public establishments across the globe; Apple says it currently runs on 100% renewable energy. In-line with this discourse, recently, Apple outstandingly won one of the United Nations' Awards as part of the UN's Global Climate Action Program.
A 30-year techno-economic development blueprint for a Green City (VISION 2050) has been developed, it shall be launched in 2020. Deo Volente.
Digital Artistry through Automated Computer Aided Design – AutoCAD by Jawolusi O.S.
Read more related articles and publications by the Green4Blue Trailblazer:
Visit the New Ekiti Dream to view the interactive digital art of the proposed Coastal Green City - www.idarts.newekitidream.com
Oil-colours pantings well-blended with the digital artistry of Green Technologies – By Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon
© 2019 - Developed and written by Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon (The Nigerian Green Revolutionist)