Ultimately, this significant shift in electricity generation caused a 23% drop in carbon dioxide emissions, a critical step forward in the fight against climate change.
Only a few short years ago, such a system would have been deemed utterly preposterous and inconceivable. Now, as soon as next year, it could be a reality.
Leading architects around the world are excited about the prospect of using cross-laminated timber (CLT) to construct the 21 Century’s skyscrapers. They believe new wood technology is not only capable of creating incredibly durable and safe buildings, but can play a vital role in reducing climate emissions and sequestering carbon.
In late 2009, Christian Kroll of Germany created Ecosia, a search engine that uses its advertising revenue to plant trees all around the world and thus combat the climate crisis. This month Ecosia has planted it’s 100 millionth tree.
Unilever is one of the largest food and household goods companies in the world. It has now committed to adding carbon footprint labels to all 70,000 of its products, making it among the first major companies in the world to do so.
According to the Norwegian energy consultancy DNV GL, 2019 will likely have been the historic peak of both global oil demand as well as carbon emissions, two years earlier than they previously projected.
In 2018, coal plants generated roughly 15% of the European nation’s electricity. By May 2020, they contributed less than 2% of energy production. Now, seven of the nation’s 15 remaining coal plants are shutting down for good.
226 of South Korea’s 228 local government declared a climate emergency earlier this month. The South Korean towns, cities, and districts join local governments from more than 30 countries around the world in doing so.
The Vatican, the global head of the Catholic Church, is urging the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to divest from fossil fuels and arms dealers and “shun companies that are harmful to human or social ecology.”
155 businesses, representing five million employees and a combined market capitalization of over $2 trillion USD, are urging governments around the world to develop economic recovery policies responding to COVID-19 that also advance climate goals over the short- and long-terms.