On April 22, 2021, the 51st Earth Day will be celebrated, the second one during the Covid-19 pandemics. This world event, promoted by the United Nations saw, last year, the active participation of 75,000 partners belonging to 193 countries.
This event has seen, in the previous 50 editions, a growing awareness of the need to safeguard the planet through a sustainable use of the natural resources.
The path toward this result has been, sometimes, controversial and not straightforward and had its most relevant steps in counteracting the adverse effects of climate changes in the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement (2015).
In this context, the Electrical Engineering plays a key role: producing energy in an increasingly efficient and rational way, optimizing the use of all sources, including the clean (“green”) ones such as water, sun, and wind, enabling sustainable electric mobility is not only a challenge but a progress that has never stopped.
Aware of the resilient role that the Electrical Engineer plays in the modern technological context, we join the reflections of the United Nations to make energy transition not just a financial maneuverings, but the beginning of the fifth industrial revolution.
Watch NASA’s lookback at 50 years of Earth Day: LINK