From Government to public sector to businesses to individuals – we all need to play our part. By working together, we can improve our understanding of what we all need to do to confront the challenges ahead – in particular the risks presented by climate change and the threats of air and water pollution to biodiversity. National and international are in a state of constant change. This has led to challenges such as pollution and climate change and damages to the ecosystems are pressures, environmental professionals need to care. Decades of work to understand and to protect the national resources have taken us a long way. Resources provide opportunities for employment and economic activities. So environmental professionals make a significant contribution to the physical health and well-being of all.
VBU has chosen to consider the following activities that reflect the goals of the environmental management:
- Waste – Zero Waste goals and statutory targets, there are still signifcant opportunities to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste. By doing so, business will release significant cost savings. Improving waste management systems will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. This would deliver environmental health and social well-being benefits.
- Water – Not managing water sustainiably process risks such as less water availbility for businesses and home, poorer water quality, flooding and drought, and risks to fisheries, river ecology and These risks could increase costs.
- Air – There are gaps in the management of air quality that continue to impact on ecosystems and well-being. For example, traffic is the biggest polluter in our urban spaces increasing our understanding of how urban environments affect traffic pollution and the impact on health will help planners improve traffic controls and the design of urban space.
- Energy – It´s important to save energy and find ways to generate electricity at lower environmental costs. Optimizing the practical processes will ensure that future generations will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To sum up . . .
For VBU it is clear, that a range of issues, which are difficult to manage and to regulate is contributing to reducing the efficiency of Germanys ecosystems. Much legislation about the environmental management is not possible to evaluate its success. Our focus is on systems of integrated management. That affect the delivery of ecosystems benefits, which should in turn have the result of lower costs.