Environment and Innovation Strategies to Promote Growth and Sustainability

Clara Ines Pardo Martinez, Alexander Cotte Poveda

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition


In recent decades, the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contamination problems has transformed the composition of the atmosphere and changed the global climate system, including the amount and pattern of precipitation,
meteorological characteristics, health problems, and some human and biological
activities worldwide (UNDP 2004, EPA 2018). GHG emissions have increased by an average of 2.2% per year during recent decades, and in recent years, antropogenic GHG emissions reached 49 ± 4.5 GtCO-eq, while anthropogenic global warming increased by 0.2°C per decade due to past and ongoing emissions. These increases are related to changes in snow cover, ice cover, sea levels, and precipitation disturbances in many regions of the world and to changes in human health, economic activities,
and the characteristics of human settlements (IPCC 2014, 2018).
Currently, governments recognize climate change has a meaningful impact
on economies. Therefore, innovative solutions are needed that can respond to the changes generated by climate change. It has become necessary to analyse the role of innovation to support the damages occasioned by this phenomenon (UNEP 2018).
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Place of PublicationEstados unidos, boca ratón
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages219
ISBN (Print)9780367682750
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

Cite this