A New Global ‘Language’ to Manage Natural Resources

A new classification system for renewable and non-renewable resources to manage nature and the service it provides to all of us.

Some time ago, there was the talk of ‘solar passive,’ a model in which the sun’s energy is used in order to cool as well as heat living spaces. Then came the concept of ‘bioclimatic designs,’ where everything living is related to the climate.

It was practically the same as solar passive models, only complicating it a bit, perhaps to make it more exclusive and for ‘expert advisors.’ Shortly after, the ‘ecological’ thing appeared, a concept that coined all of the above and connected it with “green” or “nature language.”

In between the concept of ‘energy thermal simulation’ appeared, something a little more complex to define. It is like everything and nothing at the same time, but it had many followers.

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Then came the great concept of ‘sustainability.’ According to this concept, everything is related to everything; even human beings are curiously part of the planetary system. Finally, the concept of ‘carbon neutral’ buildings appeared for buildings that absorb CO2, which must generate zero impact.

Now, we are in the presence of another great conceptual posture: the ‘smart’ (or intelligent because it sounds more glorious and attractive). For that reason, there are now smart cars, smart TVs, smartphones, smart fruits, even smart cities, and smart buildings, full of the most magical technologies, each one more complex and expensive than the last.

All these concepts are accompanied by scientific advances of their respective times and problems during political-social reigns, but at the same time, are increasingly complex, practically trapping us philosophically.

Man has always looked for ways to obtain food, safety, adequate temperature, or a place to live in with minimal effort and knowledge acquired. We have always been optimizers, and each time, our cunning is more surprising, expressed in scientific advances.

This procedure becomes more and more complex, and every time that it is for fewer people, it is almost a luxury.

What is Green Terminology?

Green terminology is nothing but the jargon nature words that are a part of the environmental dictionary and the natural resources it consists of. This terminology comprises of all the words from the “green world” that must be made aware to humans so that we can be one step closer to promoting a “green environment.”

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It is no secret that the word “green” is an increasingly spoken of concept in the present times. It is used in the context of the cleaning industry as well as the environment, in general, to refer to all environmental processes or human activities that must be carried out keeping the welfare of the environment and its natural resources in mind.

It is also the global language currently to talk about all things related to the planet.   

What is Green Glossary?

Green Glossary, in the same context of the Green Terminology, is today, a new language around the world that talks about the resources of nature. This is an all-new environmental classification system that lists down both the renewable as well as the non-renewable resources that can be found in the 21st century and that can prove to be beneficial for both the humans and the economy.

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Classification System for Renewable and Non Renewable Natural Sources
Source: UNEP-WCMC

The consistency of the “nature language” will be more in-depth according to the information provided/included in the system. This global language with respect to the environment is also a step in the right direction, as it will offer decision makers at all types of levels in private and public sectors to manage nature as well as its services consistently.

An open access paper that has been published in Ecosystem Services also talks about the developers of this novel system. It has been revealed that the fundamental objective behind this system is to create a harmonized system that blends in perfectly with the existing approach to make it easy for the concerned authorities and sectors to carry out their work for the benefit of the environment.

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This has been done by not just creating a global “nature language” but also designing a “green glossary” to assimilate all the relevant data that can be referred to in times of need.

The importance of this system

In a decade where humans are increasingly unapologetic about the harm inflicted on the environment at their hands, such a system comes as a massive relief. It is imperative for financial institutions across the globe to understand just how crucial it is to thwart environmental degradation and how it can disrupt their businesses at a massive level.

For instance, the infrastructure industry can become significantly vulnerable to flooding due to a degraded coastline. That said, banks, as well as other financial institutions, can potentially stop the destruction by offering protection in the form of corals and mangroves.

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This will not just go a long way to saving the environment but would also mean no financial losses for the businesses worldwide.

This new classification system is definitely a very exciting development. It looks very promising and has the potential to offer a consistent and authentic language that includes all the aspects of decision-making when it comes to the environment and nature.

The best thing about this system is that it removes all traces of inconsistency to reporting about natural aspects which can now be completely eliminated. With the help of this new system, there is an improved benchmark and a “bible” of sorts to refer to in order to ensure a more holistic and dependable decision-making process.

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It will also, therefore, be more reliable when it comes to calculating environmental risks and ultimately thwarting them when need be.

The green movement brings with it, a definite hope and credibility to do the right thing for the planet in years to come. The green glossary is also an apt baseline for all these green terms with the expansion of the movement.

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