The scientific community has emphatically proved the strong correlation between the world’s industrial activities and the increase of carbon dioxide concentration in the earth’s atmosphere, according to Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Energy Expert and Visiting Faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in his article in the latest issue of Technology magazine, a publication of AIT, with the theme “Green Technology.”

As the magazine’s new editorial advisor, Dr. Mohanty presents the challenges the world face today in his article, Global Trends: Green Technology. He stresses the urgency to make a clear distinction between the “need” and “greed” when it comes to utilizing the planet’s finite resources to continue sustaining the human race on earth.

In this issue, the magazine looks into several approaches and initiatives that help realize the “green” goal. One approach is presented in an article on a new paradigm for sustainable urban tourism through low carbon initiatives conducted in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Hue, Vietnam.

The magazine also features original research work and results covering a wide area of topics such as biotechnology and sustainable production, nanotechnology in water treatment, sustainable aquaculture trade, and a vision of future energy through smart grids.

Experts in the areas of energy, aquaculture, nanotechnology, water engineering, biotechnology, gender and development, and internet technology, including: Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Prof. Joydeep Dutta, Dr. Anil Kumar Anal, Dr. Jai Govind Singh, Dr. Kriengrai Satapornvanit, Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, Dr. Sunandan Baruah, Dr. Weerakon Ongsakol, Mrs. Pujan Shrestha, and Mr. Amandeep Sangha, have shared their invaluable research, views and opinions, and articles to make this issue highly-interesting and informative.

The next issue of Technology magazine will delve into the risks of disasters in the Asian context and what can be done to ensure that built environments are disaster-resilient. The upcoming issue will highlight several recent projects addressing the seismic evaluation through the use of advanced tools and techniques, as well as a special feature on the new initiative to build a disaster-resilient and sustainable school buildings.

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