Continuing on from the perceptions of human’s role towards global warming. The truth of the matter is even if the cause of human played a part or not, environmental devastation have affected the ecosystem. This has aroused many countries and industries to set out a regulation for a sustainable development. However, Cherian considers that ‘it would be naïve to assume that concrete linkages between energy for sustainable development and climate change mitigation will be arrived at either easily or quickly’ (Cherian, 2015: 242). This statement does suggest that even if the awareness of sustainable development won’t be a drastic occurrence. It is certain that understating the impact of environmental devastation has alerted people to place an aim at tackling climate change mitigation.
Climate change mitigation is an approach to combat emission and reduces greenhouse effect. One such corporation attaining to challenge this cause is Tesla, Inc. Tesla produces solar panels, energy storage and electrical vehicles these are all form of sustainable energy. Figure 14 shows their vehicle being charged, this form of shift is implemented to cut the use of unsustainable resources from other types of vehicles. Since vehicle transportation is one of the foremost cause for emitting gas to cause a greenhouse effect, adapting to the use of alternative sources like electric vehicles through renewable energy will gradually aid the consumption of releasing toxic gas. Emission of toxic gas do cause a negative consequence, yet people have extracted out from the Earth for many years. ‘The growth in energy production that has taken place since the early 20th century is unprecedented, and increasing oil production has been by far the major contributor to that growth’ (Curley, 2012: 21).
The means to use this form of resources have shown that economic development influences social acceptance to further consume it. With that said the continuous consumption of unsustainable resources has caused environmental consequence that has finally affected some economic, for communities to came about to regulate the reduction of extracting resources. ‘Formally adopted in Paris by 195 countries, the first universal climate deal will see an accelerated phase-out of fossil fuels, the growth of renewable energy streams and powerful new carbon markets to enable countries to trade emissions and protect forests’ (Vidal, 2015). The plan to increase and develop the use of renewable energy in recent years indicates a positive act to move forward. The point also proves that the use of resources like fossil fuel has created many impacts as previously mentioned that lead to the acceptance of phasing it out.