The Earth doesn’t need us, but we need the Earth | BGI

Although the current Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to minimizing pollution, climate change remains the greatest environmental threat of the 21st century, with profound consequences in several areas: environmental, social and economic. All of us, without exception, are being affected by this issue. Nature, governments, economies and, very important to remember, us. There is no doubt that human activity is the main cause of these changes, because since the beginning of the industrial revolution, man has promoted the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. But if on the one hand we are the problem, on the other we are the solution. How can we solve this? One good suggestion is by progressively eliminating the massive use of fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energies.

The European Union is aware of this problem and has been working to promote a more sustainable future. One of the European Union goals presented in the "Sustainable development in the European Union, edition 2019 " Report is to make our planet a clean place for all, by strengthening countries resilience and capacity to adapt to climate-related risks. More specifically, the aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy share. This awareness has increased over the past few years, and, more than being aware, it is necessary to predict what is to come in order to set priorities, address the risks, opportunities and expectations that are likely to emerge over the next years.

In today's post, we decided to gather six 2020 environmental trends, by SustainAbility Trends 2020. These trends are part of a company's macroenvironment, that is, they are not directly related to the business, but can have an impact on it. So, this can be useful for those who are now studying the conditions to start a new business and want to opt for more sustainable options. It is increasingly necessary to adapt our life, and our work, to the conditions around us.

1. 2020: the decade of climate mitigation

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