Since the mid-1800s, humans have contributed to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air, primarily (but not only) through our use of energy and fossil-fuels.. This causes global temperatures to rise, resulting in long-term changes to the climate. Our remaining global carbon budgets are limited and international scientific understanding is clear that urgent transitions are required to de-carbonise and also to adapt to the changing climate. IEMA has recognised this urgency and in 2019 declared a climate and environmental emergency. Climate change and securing transitional change is a leading and critical work agenda for many IEMA members.
Climate Change articles
Professionals working in environment and sustainability know it’s impossible to predict the future, especially relating to trends in our sector. With that in mind, I asked IEMA members to send me their thoughts on what we can expect to see in 2023 – a steep challenge.
Global warming is already having a detrimental impact on worker productivity, labour markets and economic growth, according to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).