Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. It is no longer in the future and is with us now – the extreme weather events of recent years are growing evidence.
The recent Paris Agreement demonstrates a globally collaborative effort to tackle this problem with concerted efforts in many areas: energy provision, transport, buildings and manufactured goods – they all have impacts on global warming.
But how is that translated into robust corporate objectives and goals that allow organisations to make a meaningful contribution and yet stay a profitable business?
Action Sustainability has in-depth experience of supporting clients in developing their approach to mitigating their impact on climate change. We work with our clients to develop sustainability strategies that incorporate climate change, provide an outsourced service for the calculation of carbon footprints, recommend options for reducing carbon impacts and also develop learning content on carbon measurement and reporting to help you embed best practice across your teams.
For example, we recently supported one of the joint venture consortiums bidding to HS2 by calculating the carbon footprints of their designs. This provided valuable input into their design optimisation and decision process, by identifying where key carbon hotspots existed and therefore where reductions and savings could be made. Elsewhere we have developed e-learning content for the Green Construction Board’s Infrastructure Working Group on Reducing Carbon, Reducing Cost and PAS 2080. This gives ‘newcomers’ to the topic a solid foundation in climate change and how they can make a difference.
Combined with our knowledge of the built environment and our other specialisms, this makes us ideal partners to understand and develop plans for addressing the risks from climate change, as well as seizing the opportunities that considering carbon as a business driver present.
This is the global cost to make the changes humanity needs to adapt to a warming world. It’s less than 0.1% of global GDP
was warmest year on record
NASA and NOAA data show that global averages were 1°C warmer than the late-19th century average
of the world’s population
800 million people are currently vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise
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