In 2016 the world signed up to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels through the Paris Agreement.
“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time” - Zig Ziglar.
The 2°C limit is a simple, singular and unifying goal. Granted, it is ambitious and may oversimplify a complex discussion but we believe that goals are powerful instruments in effecting change and that is exactly what we need right now.
(in the Mediterranean)
(in tropical regions)
(by 2100 relative to 2000)
These are just a few examples of what a rise in global temperatures could result in but the real cost would be too great to count – flooding, drought, forest fires, natural disasters, food and fresh water shortages, population displacement and inevitable human conflict.
It goes without saying that as governments, businesses and individuals we have a duty to do better, and we can.
We all have the power to make small everyday changes that collectively can make a big difference – whether it is making better purchasing decisions, supporting grass root projects or just wasting less stuff.
We don’t need to be perfect, just better.#wearetwodegrees