The IPCC Report

The findings of the most recent report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) proved unequivocally that current climate change is definitely the result of human actions. The world must act NOW to curb the increase in global temperature. That means the elimination of the use of fossil fuels, a daunting task indeed. However, it is possible for all countries to act in unison to safeguard our future. As an example, in September 1987, all 198 UN member states signed up to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer from Ozone Depleting Substances. Without this, global temperatures would be even higher than they are today. All governments need to take immediate measures to reduce emissions. Individual actions are also critical. The energy, food and transport sectors each account for approximately 20% of lifestyle emissions. Here are 10 steps we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint: save energy at home; drive less; eat plant-based foods; fly less; eliminate food waste; reduce, reuse, repair, recycle; use wind or solar energy; drive an electric vehicle; use eco-friendly products; speak up.