There is no longer any doubt that the world must act now to halt global warming. To have any chance of impact, carbon emissions must be halved this decade and we must collaboratively achieve Net Zero by 2050. It is an enormous challenge, but not an impossible one. Achieving Net Zero requires collaboration, commitment and the alignment of governments and businesses all over the world.
Climate change is driving governments and industries worldwide to rethink and reinvent how they operate. Attaining net zero and achieving climate resilience are global urgencies. Not even a global pandemic has slowed the impending threat climate change poses to life on earth. COP26 highlights a pivotal moment for the UK, Europe and the globe. Now is the time to act on climate change.
Whether public or private, large or small, organisations want to integrate sustainability into their business activities and assets. It will help secure long-term license to operate, enhance reputation and ensure continuity in the face of tightening regulation. Above all else, it is better business.
In ports around the world, pressure is rising to ‘go green’ – whether that is transitioning to Net Zero Carbon and reducing emissions or in meeting the demands of the public and industry bodies alike in operating more efficiently and with greater sustainability.
Water affects industries’ bottom lines. Water shortages, extreme weather events and climate change mean that industries must choose how rather than if they improve their resilience and the sustainability of their water use. Managing water better is an opportunity for industry to strengthen competitiveness and attract investments. At the same time this secures their license to operate, reduces financial losses and altogether ensures business continuity while delivering social value.