The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change published this week is the latest in a long line of reports which tells us all what we already know – we are destroying the planet.
The report states what we have seen in many before – that it is undeniable that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Recent evidence of observed changes in extremes such as heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts, tropical cyclones, attest to this.
This week’s report is not ‘new’ news. The stark warnings have been delivered for many decades. The predictions are now becoming reality and we are not doing enough.
Everyone must play their part in effecting change – no organisation is too small to contribute to the solution of this global crisis. Setting a robust and challenging Net Zero Strategy will mean businesses are fighting to combat this crisis.
Follow our five steps:
Measure – Know how much energy you are using.
Reduce – Make the necessary changes to reduce your energy consumption.
Go Green – Switch to an energy supplier that uses green procurement methods.
Offset – Invest in green projects that balance out your business’ carbon footprint.
Influence – Spread the word! Lead the way and set an example for other businesses, we all need to take action together.
It is time for everyone to find the strength to influence the organisations in which they work and for business leaders to put the planet before profit. If not now, when?
For more information on how to achieve a robust Net Zero Strategy click here