The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we already have the technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions well below today’s levels by 2030.
This may be what the future will look like and it is very relevant to how businesses will operate:
Transport: hydrogen and hybrid vehicles, cleaner fuels, more efficient, improved public and non-motorised transport;
Buildings: efficient lighting, insulation, improved design, energy saving applicances, heating and cooling;
Industry: more efficient equipment, heat and power recovery and material recycling and substitution;
Agriculture: managing crop and grazing land to boost soil carbon storage, better livestock management to reduce methane emissions, growing crops for biofuels and better energy efficiency;
Forestry: regrowing and protecting forests and burning forestry products for energy instead of fossil fuels;
Waste: landfill methane recovery, waste incineration with energy recovery, composting of organic waste, controlled waste water treatment, recycling and waste minimization.