Recent studies have suggested that we can help to save our planet through individuals, businesses and the government making meaningful changes. The study outlined many ways in which we can do this:
- cutting down our meat intake to two burgers each week
- increasing the use of public transport at a much quicker rate than it is currently at
- reducing the current rate of deforestation significantly
- cutting the emissions caused by cement and steel
- maintaining the rapid growth of renewable energy production
- maintaining the rapid growth of electric vehicle adoption
The State of Climate Action 2022 Report has stated that there are 40 indicators that have the potential to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The report’s findings, however, were rather worrying as roughly half of these indicators are not making sufficient progress and five of the 40 are actually going backwards.
There are 40 indicators that have the potential
to halve greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the biggest concerns regarding these indicators is the increasing reliance on gas, and fossil fuels, even though renewable alternatives are available.
The chief executive of Climate Analytics, Bill Hare, who worked on the report itself has claimed that this reliance on fossil fuels is not only a step backwards for sustainability but also that “[T]he ongoing crisis resulting from shocks like the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown very clearly how continued reliance on fossil fuels is not only bad for the climate but also comes with serious security and economic risks.”