Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Appropriate Technology Concept

Sunday O. Amiolemen, Idowu O. Ologeh, John A. Ogidan


The global ecosystem which includes the earth’s atmosphere is daily impacted upon by humans deliberately or inadvertently, as a result of agricultural activities, industrialization and in the daily pursuit of other economic gains. In the course of these processes, the earth’s atmosphere and the environment are impacted upon thus, leading to climate change, global warming and loss of biodiversity. This paper promotes sustainable environment and development through the concept of appropriate technology. The paper reasoned that third-world countries may lack the mainstream technology for combating environmental pollution; as such alternative technology that suits the culture and value system should be adopted as preventive and control measures. Appropriate Technology offers the best solution in achieving industrial and agricultural development in developing countries void of environmental distress and pollution. The paper concludes that Appropriate Technology provides a pathway to industrial and economic development, while taking environmental health into consideration. In light of this, the paper finally relates the concept of appropriate technology to soil fertility.

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