Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The first, second and third industrial revolutions all forged paths for momentous progress, driven by human ingenuity in manufacturing, science and technology.
The unintended consequences, however, were that each revolution became markedly more detrimental to our planet, and – in many cases – people and their communities.
The clock is running down to the point of no return as emissions continue to rise and we witness the devastating effects of climate change on a global scale. A recent study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave us just 12 years to limit global warming to moderate levels.
The fourth industrial revolution is underway. But if we fail to accelerate sustainable production for our planet, people and communities, we may not witness a fifth industrial revolution at all.