When I read the result of the inaugural Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook first systematic attempt to assess the plausibility of various climate futures I was depressed. According to it’s authors it says that achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is feasible and possible but not plausible given the lack of progress on interventions and social change to date.
Isn’t that worse than hearing it’s beyond our reach? It means that all the suffering that’s coming down the track as a result of the climate crisis could be avoided, but won’t be because of inaction.
We could give up, but where’s the value in that. I’d prefer to go down fighting, knowing that I did what I could, with what I had, where I was. Will you join me?
And before you do …… here is a list of some really fabulous companies doing their bit to safeguard or planet
Two shoes in one – an adaptable shoe that can converts from a trainer into a mule / slider
A very interesting article on the power of 3D printing to support circular design
UK company Muirhead announces a range of low-carbon luxury leather
Tarkett introduces recyclable carpet
Startup creates trainers from used bubble wrap
On a construction site in the heart of Oslo all the machinery used on site, excavators, diggers, and loaders, are now electric.
M&S, the Co-op and Nestlé to trial traffic-light style environmental labeling on food products
Australian toothpaste company introduces a toothpaste tube that biodegrades in 6-10 years
The Billion Dollar Collection is a concept by H&M, showcasing 10 ideas that will disrupt the fashion industry, for the better.
Would circular accounting models help prevent destruction of new or lightly-used returned goods. This author thinks so ….
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