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  • 1. Friend’s of Imperial College The eco-cities of China- can they teach us a lesson? Peter .R. Head - OBE - FREng - FCGI- FRSA Director Arup 19 th November 2008 London
  • 2. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The emerging vision of an ecological civilisation and eco-cities in China 3. Guidelines for a transition to the ecological age 4. Transition to the ecological age in developed economies like Europe’s
  • 3. 1. Introduction The shrinking earth, the need to move away from the Industrial Age model of development to scientific sustainable development
  • 4. Can we move towards a sustainable way of living? What policies and investments are needed in low, middle and high income countries? What is the role of science and technology in leading this transition to an Ecological Age?
  • 5. Our Shrinking Earth 1900 1950 1987 2005 2030 2050 7.91 5.15 2.60 2.02 1.69 1.44 YEAR Hectares of Land Per Capita
  • 6. Ecological Footprint city comparisons USA 9 global hectares per person Global Earthshare 1.8 global hectares Western Europe 6 global hectares per person per person China 1.6 global hectares per person
  • 7. Oil Reserves Have Peaked Energy Watch Group. “Crude Oil: The Supply Outlook”. EWG-Series No3/2007 October 2007.
  • 8. the mitigation challenge: global ‘energy hunger’