Aqsa Abid, Green Blogger                                              

Green tech is based on its production process or its supply chain to make environmentally friendly technology. Green tech is an abbreviation of “green technology” refer to clean production of energy; clean energy production is the use of alternative fuels and technologies that are less harmful to the environment than fossil fuels.

Although the market for green technology is a relatively young, by the increasing awareness about the impacts of climate change and the depletion of natural resources it has gathered significant amount of investor interest.

The goal of green technology is to protect the environment, repair environmental damage that are done in the past, conserve the natural resources and preserve the Earth’s natural resources.

According to report released by in United Nations, global investment in renewable energy and green technology processes surpassed $200 billion in 2017; since 2004 approximately $2.9 trillion has been invested in sources like solar and wind power.

According to the report of U.N, China was the largest global investor and in 2017 approximately $126 billion invested in this sector.

Examples of Green Technology:


Green tech is used in the recycling of process and as well as in waste incineration. In the manufacturing of plastics, fertilizer, and fuel recyclable material can be used. Green technology also the be used in the processes to recycle water or waste in the manufacturing process.

Clean Water:

To purify water resources, in order to increase the availability of clean water in the part of the world where there are scarce water resources can be employed to purify dirty water or remove salt from seawater.

Clean Air:

In purify the air by reducing carbon emissions and gases that are released into the air from manufacturing plants green technology is used.


Green tech can also be used to conserve energy, such as energy-efficient light fixtures. It also used to create environmentally friendly fuel rather than the use of fossil fuels. Solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams are all examples of green technology because they are safer for the environment and don’t produce fossil fuel waste by-products and these used to power a home or a utility power plant.

Clean Technology in Pakistan:

The clean technology in Pakistan still in its nascent stages, but now the country largely relies on importation of clean technology. According to the report of Pakistan Alternatives Energy Development Board in 2011, launched a five-year plan to obtain renewable energy technology from China and Germany. In Pakistan, solar power is just getting off the ground. According to the report in May 2015, the country opened its first solar power plant. And the Punjab provinces generate 100MW with cooperation with China and projected to generate 1000 MW by 2016.

About the Author: She is pursuing BS Environmental Sciences from GC Women University Sialkot.