Decarbonising businesses and the global economy is an absolute must, but what people do is also hugely important. By reducing our consumption we can slash the carbon embedded in goods, but the single biggest behavioural change you can make is to eat plants which will cut your dietary emissions by over half and help reverse deforestation. Understandably ingrained behaviours won't change overnight and we're running out of time. That's why it's so important we plant trees!
CLIMATE CHANGE HAS NO BOUNDARIES
A persons Carbon Equivalent Emissions (CO2, CH4 & N2O) vary depending on the country where you live, and take into consideration the behaviours of the population but also the country's economic drivers. The largest emissions footprints per capita of 20+ tons per year can be found in countries with a high consumption of natural resources and consumer goods such as the United States, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, while an average European footprint is approximately 10 tons and the majority of Asian Countries approximately 2.
The worlds weather however, does not discriminate and while rising oceans and disastrous typhoons have decimated poorer nations such as Tuvalu, Haiti and the Phillipines, in the past few years we've begun to see "Once in a lifetime" floods, wildfires and drought repeatedly hit wealthy nations such as the U.K., Australia, America and Germany.