Welcome to a special episode of Doing the Opposite: Business Disruptors – our first panel discussion with experts who are leading the way in the fight against climate change. Today, Jeff Dewing is joined by Jeroen van de Waal and Rita Carbó from The Reef Company, as well as Cloudfm’s Head of ESG Katrina Christopoulos.
Not only are we, as a planet, putting out too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere but we are also undermining our most effective carbon sinks. The Amazon Rainforest, touted as the lungs of our planet, is now a net-emitter of carbon. How can we reduce our carbon output whilst protecting our natural carbon sinks?
Katrina talks about the role that infrastructure plays in allowing people to make the right decision. If towns and cities are designed in effective ways, it becomes easier for people to be less reliant on cars to get around.
Jeroen shares some startling statistics, such as how electricity usage is predicted to double by 2050 and the world population will grow by 2 billion people. How can we prepare for that extra demand in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, and what lifestyle choices can we make today to reduce our carbon footprint?